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Bomb hoax on Air India flight; boarding stopped

The hoax creates panic at Kolkata Airport; information was given by a caller

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 20 2016 12:38PM | Updated Date: Sep 20 2016 12:38PM

Bomb hoax on Air India flight; boarding stopped

Air India received a call warning of a bomb on board its Guwahati-bound flight at Kolkata Airport. The check-in counter at Kolkata airport receives bomb alert call. Boarding was stopped immediately.

A total 114 passengers were going to on board the flight. The plane was sent to isolation and bomb squad inspecting the plane. Security also hightened at the Kolkata airport.
According to the check-in counter they received a call from a woman claiming that there is a bomb on its Guwahati-bound flight. The call was received before the flight was scheduled to take-off.
Boarding was stopped and the plane is in isolation, where a bomb detection and disposal squad is inspecting it.
A woman called Air India at 08:20 am and alerted them about a suspected bomb on the 09:30 am flight to Guwahati. Security was called in immediately and boarding for 114 passengers was stopped.