New Delhi: A jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Bangalore was delayed by more than three hours on Monday after the airline’s call centre received a threat call, which later turned out to be a hoax.

The flight, 9W 2105, was scheduled to take off at 4:10 pm. The incident took place about half-an-hour before the scheduled take-off. According to airline official, the caller said, "The aircraft would be hijacked if Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab is not released by the Indian government." He added that the hijacker was sitting in row 13. However, there is no row 13 in the aircraft.

Soon after the call, passengers were deplaned and a thorough search was conducted by the bomb detection and disposal squad.

It was also informed that the caller identified himself as Vikas Yadav from Gujarat. A caller by the same name had made a similar call to Jet Airways a few months ago. The plane was later allowed to fly to its destination.


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