Bomb scare on Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight at Delhi airport, all passengers evacuated

NEW DELHI — A Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight received a bomb threat at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on May 28 morning, prompting authorities to evacuate its passengers and launch a search operation, officials said.

Anti-sabotage checks are on and nothing suspicious has been found so far, they said.

The officials said the threat was found written on a piece of paper in a lavatory when the Indigo 6E2211 flight was preparing to leave.

The pilot saw a piece of paper in the lavatory with the note “bomb blast @ 30 minutes”, following which he informed the control room.

There were a total of 176 passengers on the flight who were deboarded, sources said.

The officials said the aircraft was taken to an isolated area and security agency personnel conducted a search operation. — (PTI)