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Bomb scare in Moscow-Goa flight makes emergency landing at Jamnagar airport

Moscow Goa Chartered Flight: The director of Jamnagar airport said that all 244 passengers aboard the Moscow-Goa chartered flight were taken off after the plane landed safely at the airport at around 9.49 pm.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A bomb has been reported on Monday night in a chartered flight coming from Moscow to Goa. After this the emergency landing of the flight was done in Jamnagar. The bomb disposal squad has arrived. All the passengers are being screened. Actually, a mail came to Goa ATC, in which it was reported that there was a bomb in the chartered flight. After this, the emergency landing of the flight was done immediately in Jamnagar.

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All 244 passengers have been safely evacuated from the flight. The Bomb Squad team is investigating the flight intensively. Indian officials have alerted the embassy about news of a bomb on a chartered flight en route from Moscow to Goa.

According to sources, the director of Jamnagar airport said that the Moscow-Goa chartered flight was made a safe emergency landing at around 9.49 pm. All 244 passengers aboard the flight have been evacuated safely. Is. Bomb squad and fire brigade teams have reached the spot. Apart from this, CISF officers, Collector and SP have reached the airport.

“The Embassy was alerted by the Indian authorities about the alleged bomb scare on the Azur Air flight en route from Moscow to Goa. The aircraft has made an emergency landing at Jamnagar Indian Air Force Base. Everyone on board is safe. The authorities are conducting a thorough inspection of the aircraft,” said the Russian Embassy in a statement.

The plane landed safely at Jamnagar (defence) airport at 9:49 pm, said Jamnagar airport director.

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All passengers have been deboarded, he added.

Meanwhile, a Goa Police officer said the flight which took off from Moscow was supposed to land at the Dabolim airport. Goa Police has beefed up security in and around the Dabolim airport as a precaution, he said.

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