Mid-air bomb hoax on Mumbai-Singapore flight

Singapore: A Singapore Airlines flight carrying 263 passengers landed safely at Changi Airport here on Tuesday, after the Pilot raised concerns of a bomb presence, which later turned out to be a hoax.

The flight- SQ423- landed at Singapore at 7.54 am, a good 30 minutes behind the schedule. Shortly after it took off from Mumbai at around 11.35 pm (local time) on Monday from Mumbai, the airline received a call claiming that there was a bomb on the plane, The Strait Time reported.

All passengers, except for a woman and a child, disembarked safely and had to undergo security screening before they could leave.

The woman and the child were held back for questioning by the police, who are investigating the incident.

Preliminary checks showed that the airline had received a call after the plane left Mumbai’s airport on Monday at about 11.35pm local time. The caller claimed that there was a bomb on the plane.

“We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details,” an SIA spokesperson said to Strait Times.

More details are awaited in this matter.

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