Hoax bomb call at Bagdogra airport

April 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Siliguri (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) The security forces at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal were thrown into a tizzy when a caller claimed that a bomb had been planted in an Indian Airlines flight, the police said Friday.
A man called the airport and said a bomb was planted in the Guwahati-Bagdogra-Delhi Indian Airlines flight number 879 that was scheduled to land here around 3 p.m. from Guwahati.

Once the flight arrived, security personnel surrounded it and bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs were pressed into service.

After a two-hour-long operations, the call was identified as a hoax. The flight left for Delhi around 6 p.m., the police said.

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