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Bomb threat on Jet Airways flight, passengers evacuated

IANS 25 Jan 2016, 16:39:44 IST

New Delhi: A Kathmandu-bound Jet Airways flight was stopped from taking off and its passengers and crew were evacuated following a bomb threat.

Flight 9W260 was about to take off at 1.25 p.m. from New Delhi when an anonymous caller telephoned the police at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, saying a bomb had been placed in the plane. 

"All the passengers were safely evacuated. A thorough search of the plane is being conducted," Deputy Commissioner of Police Dinesh Kumar Gupta told IANS. 

A police officer earlier said that the plane belonged to SpiceJet.

A Jet Airways statement said: "All the 104 guests and seven crew members have been taken to the departure waiting area at the airport."