Unwilling passenger phones in hoax bomb threat to Air India

An Air India flight from Mumbai to Delhi IC611 made an emergency landing at Jaipur after the airline received a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax.

As per NDTV, the call was traced to a passenger Mr. Manoj Bansal, who it is alleged had tele-checked in earlier at Mumbai and was allotted seat 23C. For some reason he did not want to fly the flight and wanted to cancel/change his reservation. He was informed that having being tele-checked his reservation could not be cancelled or changed. He subsequently made a bomb threat on the flight.

The flight landed at Jaipur and was thoroughly checked. Mumbai police has traced Mr. Bansal and he is now in their custody, where I am sure he will find out it would have been a lot cheaper to eat the loss on the ticket.

The flight is getting ready to depart Jaipur on to Delhi.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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