Nagpur: A Bhubaneswar-Mumbai bound GoAir flight had to make an emergency landing early Saturday in Nagpur after a bomb scare.
The passengers were deplaned immediately after the bomb threat. A thorough check was carried inside by the airport security personnel; however no suspicious objects were found on the plane.
According to a source, an anonymous phone call today morning alerted the airport authority of presence of bomb inside the plane, after which the authority deplaned the passengers.
However, the call turned out to be a hoax as nothing was found inside the plane. The call came at a time when the nation is on red alert and security is all time high in view of the Republic Day.
Of late, there has been an increased number of hoax calls being made to Airport Authority of India (AAI) alerting them of bomb presence inside the plane.