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NEW DELHI: A Turkish Airlines flight, TK-65 on Tuesday made an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital following a bomb threat.

The flight was on its way to Istanbul from Bangkok with 148 passengers on board after the pilot allegedly detected a bomb and informed the Air Traffic Controller at 1:15 PM, sources informed.

Emergency was declared at the international airport in Delhi and all security agencies including National Security Guards were put on high alert.

Soon after the news was shared with the ground staff, fire tenders were rushed to the runway and bomb disposal squad of the NSG and dog squad were staged at the runway.

A meeting is being held by the senior officials of Central Industrial Security Force and NSG officials.

The IGI Airport has taken the flight to the isolation bay and NSG and CISF have cordoned off the plane.

According to the reports, no explosive found from the Turkish airline.


First Published | 7 July 2015 4:04 PM
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