New Delhi: Jet Airways Delhi-Kathmandu flight 9W 260 has been stopped from taking off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport after an anonymous caller said that there’s a gift box on seat 18 of the plane. The caller didn’t specify the exact seat and ended the call by saying happy Republic Day.
The plane was scheduled to depart from Delhi to Kathmandu at 1:25 PM with 104 passengers and seven crew. All of them have been disembarked from the aircraft and taken to the departure waiting area at the Delhi airport. The plane is being searched.
The Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) has been activated and a final clearance for the flight is awaited. The treat comes just a day ahead of the 68th Republic Day on Tuesday. Security is at an all-time high in view of the celebrations tomorrow.