Bomb scare forces Jet airways flight to land at Varanasi

April 11th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Varanasi, Apr 11 (ANI): A Khajurao bound Jet Airways flight had to make an emergency landing here after a passenger threatened to blow up plane on Sunday.

A passenger identified as Vishwanabhan from Bangalore threatened flight staff to blow up the aircraft, if staffs didn’t allow him his desired seat.

The pilot of the aircraft made an emergency landing at Babatpur International Airport, Varanasi at around 1p.m.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrested Vishwanabhan affect a flight landed.

Security agencies conducted a thorough scan of the flight and declared that there was no explosive.

Due to this drama, by a passenger the 9W723 New Delhi- Khajurao flight was delayed by five hours.

According to Jet Airways, the flight was delayed due to questioning of “certain guests” on security concerns by the airport authorities as well as security agencies. (ANI)

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