According to sources at the airport, a cleaning crew member had found a piece of paper with the word “bomb” scrawled on it in one of the aircraft’s bathrooms while cleaning the flight. The cleaning staff member alerted the airport’s management.
The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar was shaken up on Monday after a bomb threat on an Indian Airlines flight to the UK. But careful investigation revealed that the threat was a hoax.
Around 8 a.m. on Monday, the flight (AI 170) arrived at the Amritsar Airport from Gatwick with 187 passengers on board. Around 1:30 pm was the flight’s scheduled departure time for Gatwick.
The security team thoroughly searched the plane while following all protocols. But no bomb or explosive was located. A bogus call was made. With 240 passengers on board, the flight departed for Gatwick, according to a statement from the airport director in Amritsar.
According to sources, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) crew extensively investigated the airplane for at least three hours before approving its departure.
Source- Hindustan times