A Goa-bound Azur Air Moscow flight was diverted to Uzbekistan on Saturday after receiving a bomb threat via email. Director of Dabolim Airport in South Goa, S.V.T. Dhanamjaya Rao said the plane was to land at 4.38 am in the coastal state.
Director of Dabolim Airport in South Goa, S.V.T. Dhanamjaya Rao said the plane was to land at 4.38 am in the coastal state.
Rao told IANS, “We received an email about the bomb threat and we immediately contacted the airlines and then the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan and landed there.”
Airport sources said that the local police were also informed about the bomb threat mail.
In view of the incident, additional police force has been deployed at Dabolim airport.
Earlier on January 9, a Moscow-Goa Azure Air flight received a bomb threat and made an emergency landing at Jamnagar airport in Gujarat. After checking, the plane landed in Goa the next day.
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