Jet airways flight which took off from Mumbai to Delhi was diverted to Ahmedabad early Monday morning after cockpit crew reported security threat on board.
A letter was found in toilet of Jet Airways flight 9W339, which said: “9W339 is covered by hijackers and should not land and should be flown direct to POK. Don’t take it as a joke. Cargo area contains explosive bombs and will blast if you land in DEL. Allah is great”
After getting it, the pilot conveyed the message “hijackers with explosives are in the plane”
The flight was immediately landed at Ahmedabad Airport, the city’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.
The flight took off from Mumbai at 0255 hours local time and landed at Ahmedabad airport at around 0345 hours.
All the passengers were safely deplaned and screened by 4.25am.
After landing, airport authorities confirmed the incident and reported to police authorities.
“Boeing 737-900 from Mumbai to Delhi was diverted to Ahmedabad following the declaration of an emergency as per established security procedures, due to the detection of an onboard security threat. The aircraft landed without incident at Ahmedabad and was parked at a remote bay, where all 115 guests and 7 crew members were safely deplaned,” the statement released by Jet Airways said.
The statement added that “Jet Airways is extending full cooperation to the security agencies who are investigating the matter. The airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests and is making efforts to bring them to Delhi at the earliest.”