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Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight diverted to Ahmedabad amid hijacking, explosives threat

Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight diverted to Ahmedabad amid hijacking, explosives threat”

A security personnel at Ahmedabad airport said the flight was diverted as there was a specific threat call.

Jet Airways spokesperson in a statement said, "Jet Airways flight 9W 339 of October 30, 2017, a Boeing 737-900 from Mumbai to Delhi, diverted to Ahmedabad following declaration of an emergency as per established security procedures, due to the detection of an onboard security threat".

Jet Airways flight 9W339, which took off from Mumbai at 2.55 am, landed at Ahmedabad airport at about 3.45 am.

An air hostess on board the flight had reportedly found a note in the bathroom that there were hijackers and explosives on the aircraft, according to CNN-News 18.

The flight was diverted after the crew alerted the pilot about the note.

The local Aerodrome Committee at Ahmedabad, that deals with hijack situations at the airport, was also quickly convened to assemble and monitor the situation.

The 115 passengers and seven crew members were deplaned and a thorough security check was conducted of the entire aircraft. "The aircraft landed at 3.48 a.m. and was thoroughly checked before being cleared for departure to Delhi at 10.46 a.m.", a senior CISF officer said. "12 people on board", said the note, claiming that 12 hijackers were on board the Jet Airways flight. If you put landing gear you will hear people dying.

The threat letter was then signed off with "Allah is Great".



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