Varanasi-bound IndiGo Flight Evacuated at Delhi Airport Due to Bomb Scare

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A bomb scare prompted the evacuation of a Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday. The airline said all passengers were safe and the situation was being dealt with.

The airline said in a statement that the flight 6E 509 from Delhi to Varanasi was scheduled to depart at 5:55 pm but was delayed due to a security threat. IndiGo’s 6E-509 from Delhi to Varanasi was delayed because of a security alert. All passengers are safe and the matter is under investigation, the airline said.

The aircraft was evacuated and all passengers were taken to the terminal building. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and other security agencies immediately cordoned off the aircraft after receiving the bomb threat.

The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) was called in to carry out a thorough search of the aircraft. After a detailed search, no explosive device was found on the plane. Authorities are now investigating the source of the bomb scare.

IndiGo is one of the largest and busiest airlines in India, operating over 1,500 daily flights. The airline has a strong safety record and is known for its efficient operations.

The incident caused panic among the passengers and disrupted the travel plans of many. However, the airline assured that the safety and security of its passengers and crew remain their top priority.

The Delhi airport, which is one of the busiest airports in India, handles a large number of domestic and international flights every day. Security measures are always in place to ensure the safety of passengers and to respond to any potential threats.

The incident comes at a time when the aviation industry is already grappling with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the bomb scare to ensure the safety and security of air travel.

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