Delhi-Kolkata AI Flight Gets Hoax Bomb Call


New Delhi: Air India office in New Delhi received a hoax bomb threat call for their AI-020 Delhi-Kolkata flight on Wednesday afternoon, following which all 228 passengers onboard were deplaned. The flight (Air India Dreamliner), which was scheduled to leave at 2.25 pm, was then taken to the remote bay for security checks.

Meanwhile, the passengers were sent to Kolkata in another aircraft.

According to an AI official, the office got a call that a bomb was on the flight. All the loaded baggage was quickly offloaded for checks which took about two hours.