Turkish flight lands at IGI after bomb scare

New Delhi: A Turkish Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here following a bomb scare. However, no explosives were found onboard after a thorough search.

An official said that flight TK-65 was on its way from Bangkok to Istanbul with 148 passengers on board when someone saw a bomb threat written on a windowpane.

“A message – there is a bomb in the cargo – was found written on a windowpane inside the aircraft,” airport sources told IANS.

Sources said the plane made the emergency landing soon after the writing was detected.

“The flight was made to land at an isolation parking. All passengers were evacuated safely from the flight and emergency declared at the airport,” a police official said.