Airbus A380 of Singapore Airlines Flight 8 Hours Delayed Due To Bomb Hoax at Mumbai Airport

Airbus A380 of Singapore Airlines Flight 8 Hours Delayed Due To Bomb Hoax at Mumbai Airport. Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight were desolated at Mumbai airport more than eight hours after a bomb issue last Friday (September 7th) in the evening, according to Indian media reports.

According to Indian officials, the Air India call center in Thane received a phone call about a bomb on the plane and relayed this information to the authorities.

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Airbus A380 of Singapore Airlines Flight 8 Hours Delayed Due To Bomb Hoax at Mumbai Airport

After a "complete clean-up operation" by the Central Industrial Security Force team, the threat was finally declared a hoax, the newspaper reported Saturday, adding that efforts to identify the person behind false call are in progress

A spokesman for SIA confirmed that SQ423, which was due to leave Mumbai for Singapore at 11:40 pm Friday local time (2:10 pm Saturday, Singapore time) was delayed due to a "security problem".

The Airbus A380 finally left Mumbai around 7:50 am local time Saturday and landed in Singapore just before 16:00. There were 328 passengers and 25 crew members on Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

A female passenger, Ms. Amy Lee, posted on Facebook that the airline had informed travelers only two hours after the departure of the flight that the delay was due to "security reasons". She did not provide assistance to redirect passengers to other flights or to a transit hotel.

"The tired passengers who have not managed to get to the airport airport are free to move around the airport, but the passengers are obviously not a threat to security."

The Singapore police said that SIA informed them of the delay and would establish appropriate security measures at Changi airport. In April, a 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly throwing a false bomb threat on a Scoot flight to the Thai town of Hat Yai.

The man was arrested under the United Nations Anti-Terrorism Regulations and, if convicted, he may be fined up to SGD 500,000 and imprisoned for up to 10 years. In February, a SIA flight from Taipei to Singapore was also delayed due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax.