Srinagar-Bound Vistara Flight Gets A Bomb Threat; Makes A Safe Landing At Srinagar Airport

The flight landed in Srinagar at around 12:10 AM. 

by Shreya Ghosh
Srinagar-Bound Vistara Flight Gets A Bomb Threat; Makes A Safe Landing At Srinagar Airport

We enjoy travelling on flights, at least most of us surely love to fly soak views. These journeys are usually pleasant and comfortable until some inconveniences affect the entire experience. Delays, cancellations, and turbulences are often faced by flyers and these impact the overall journey. Sadly, more severe factors can hamper a trip. Recently, a Vistara flight reported a bomb threat and it was indeed shocking.

Vistara Flight From Delhi To Srinagar Received A Bomb Threat

Vistara Bomb Threat
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It was flight UK-611 that got the bomb threat on Friday. There were 177 passengers, pilots, and cabin crew members inside the plane. The flight was supposed to take off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and land at the Srinagar International Airport. According to a report by News18, the aircraft departed from Delhi and landed at the Srinagar Airport’s runaway at around 12:10 AM.

Air Traffic Control in Srinagar received the call regarding the bomb threat on the Vistara flight. On receiving this information, the authorities and staff at Srinagar Airport took necessary actions. The airline followed the guidelines and took the next steps accordingly.

As per the rules for such incidents, the flight needs to be kept at an isolation bay. This Vistara flight was also taken to an isolated aircraft parking position. An official of the Srinagar airport stated that all passengers de-boarded the aircraft at the isolation bay. Everyone onboard was reportedly safe. Next, the biggest priority was focusing on security and ensuring nothing goes wrong. To handle this sensitive matter, the concerned authorities conducted a proper search.

Also read: Varanasi-Bound IndiGo Flight Reports A Bomb Threat; 176 Passengers Evacuated

It Was A Hoax Call

Vistara Bomb Threat
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An extensive check was arranged by bomb disposal squads to look into the aircraft and find out whether there was an actual bomb. In fact, the regular operations at the Srinagar airport were paused temporarily for over 2 hours. Following all the procedures, the authorities concluded that the bomb threat concerning the Vistara flight was nothing but fake.

Just a few days back, a Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi got a bomb threat. It was on May 28 when this incident took place. Just like the Vistara case, it was also a hoax bomb threat.

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Soon, the operations at Srinagar airport restarted.

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