Ahmedabad: Bomb scare delays Vistara flight by 3.5 hours

Ahmedabad, July 13, 2018:  A Delhi-bound Vistara flight was delayed after the airlines received a call of an explosive on board at Ahmedabad was received. Vistara flight UK 976, scheduled to depart at 10.55 am from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport on Monday morning was delayed by 3.5 hours, causing inconvenience caused to the passengers.

However, as soon as the information was received by local authorities here at Ahmedabad airport, the passengers were not allowed to board and the aircraft was taken to an isolation. The crew which had already boarded the aircraft and were preparing for departure were deplaned immediately according to aviationindia.net.

Confirming the same, Manoj Gangal, Airport director said, “The local Vistara airline at SVPI received a call from their call centre in Gurgaon that there is an explosive in their Ahmedabad flight. On receiving the information, Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) was convened immediately at airport. The committee viewed the call as ‘non specific’ but advised for following of a complete security drill. After thorough checks, the flight number UK 976 was cleared for operation at time 2.15 pm.”

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