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IndiGo flight passengers evacuated after bomb threat hoax

Aircraft was taken to remote bay as per guidelines by airport security agencies: IndiGo airline
The image shows passengers evacuating the plane. Screengrab via X
The image shows passengers evacuating the plane. Screengrab via X

All passengers of an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Varanasi were evacuated on Tuesday after a “bomb threat”, according to the Indian airline. But it turned out to be a ‘hoax’.

“IndiGo flight 6E2211 operating from Delhi to Varanasi had received a specific bomb threat at Delhi airport. All necessary protocols were followed, and the aircraft was taken to a remote bay as per guidelines by airport security agencies,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline confirmed that it underwent a thorough inspection and after security checks, it was placed at the terminal.

The flight was scheduled to take off at 5:35am.

A “tissue paper, with the ‘bomb’ written on it, was found in the lavatory” of the aircraft, a Central Industrial Security Force senior officer told the ANI news agency.[

“It prompted security agencies to conduct an inspection, but it turned out to be a hoax,” he said.

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