Another Air Azur Moscow-Goa Flight Faces Bomb Threat; Diverted To Uzbekistan

by Shreya Rathod
Another Air Azur Moscow-Goa Flight Faces Bomb Threat; Diverted To Uzbekistan

In an emergency, flights are either diverted or landed at the nearest airport’s runway. In a similar emergency, a flight from Moscow to Goa had to divert its route to Uzbekistan. This incident took place in the wee hours on Saturday. Here is the detail of a bomb threat call that forced the flight to change its destination to another country.

Flight Receives A Bomb Threat

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The Air Azur flight flying from Moscow to Goa received a bomb threat on Saturday. The flight was carrying more than two hundred passengers and was supposed to land at Dabolim airport at 4:15 am. The pilots diverted the flight to Uzbekistan before entering Indian air space. Apparently, the authorities received an email that stated the presence of a bomb on the plane.

According to the Russian embassy, nothing dangerous or suspicious is found on the plane. Also, they will be closely following the investigation of this alleged bomb threat. As for passengers, the airline will prepare for passengers’ accommodation at hotels. The embassy has demanded a thorough inspection of the aircraft.

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The Second Bomb Threat In A Month

This is the second bomb threat incident so far. Earlier, a flight from Moscow to Goa urgently landed at the Jamnagar airport in Gujarat. The reason for this landing was a similar bomb threat. Despite this, the pilot made a safe emergency landing at the airport and evacuated all passengers. There was a thorough inspection of passenger luggage, yet nothing suspicious was found. It involved everyone from the fire squad to Central Industrial Security Force officials and even the National Security Guard. Everyone on the flight had to spend their night at the airport.

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The question is: was this a similar kind of false alarm? The fact that this was a second incident in itself is alarming and a matter of serious discussion.

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