New Delhi, Oct 30, 2017: A Jet Airways flight 9W339 from Mumbai to Delhi was diverted to Ahmedabad early morning today after a security threat was reported on board.
The flight which took off from Mumbai at 2.55 am, landed at Ahmedabad airport at around 3.45 am.
A passenger onboard said the flight was diverted to Ahmedabad citing “security reasons”. All the passengers were asked to deplane and were screened.
The statement released by Jet Airways said that “Boeing 737-900 from Mumbai to Delhi was diverted to Ahmedabad following the declaration of an emergency as per established security procedures, due to the detection of an onboard security threat. The aircraft landed without incident at Ahmedabad and was parked at a remote bay, where all 115 guests and 7 crew members were safely deplaned.”
Jet Airways is extending full cooperation to the security agencies who are investigating the matter, it added.
“The airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests and is making efforts to bring them to Delhi at the earliest,” the statement added.