On Saturday, a chartered flight from the Russian capital of Moscow to Goa was diverted to Uzbekistan. After a bomb threat, the flight was diverted in the early hours of Saturday.
“An Azur Air chartered flight from Russia’s Perm International Airport to Goa received a security threat. Following this, the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan. A total of 238 passengers, including 2 infants, and 7 crew are onboard,” airport sources said.
According to the official, the aeroplane, AZV2463, was redirected before entering Indian airspace. It was due to land at 4.15 a.m. at Goa’s Dabolim airport.
“It was diverted after an email was received at 12.30 am by the Dabolim airport director that mentioned a bomb being planted on the plane,” an official told PTI.
This is the second bomb threat on a Moscow-Goa aeroplane in 11 11 days. On January 9, a charter flight from Moscow to Goa with 244 passengers and crew was forced to make an emergency landing at Jamnagar after Goa Air Traffic Control received an email reporting a bomb threat onboard the international flight.
❗ The #Russia’n airliner Azur Air, which made an emergency landing due to a false report of a bomb on board, has landed safely in #Goa, the Russian Consulate General in Mumbai said. pic.twitter.com/l98MWBOTw7
— Russia in India 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbIndia) January 10, 2023
After the plane touched down, a bomb squad and fire brigade team arrived, as did a CISF team, the collector, and the police superintendent. The passengers were deplaned, and the flight was thoroughly examined.
The National Security Guard discovered nothing unusual throughout the flight. The Jamnagar Airport Director stated that all baggage were carefully inspected and that the NSG found nothing suspicious.