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Air India flight evacuated after bomb threat.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

An Air India flight was evacuated at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport today (31 October) following a bomb threat.

The flight - which was carrying 178 passengers from Bombay to Hong Kong via New Delhi - landed on schedule at the airport. However, all passengers were evacuated from the flight after the air traffic control tower received an anonymous telephone call claiming that a passenger was carrying explosives in her carry-on luggage.

Airport officials decided to search all passengers, while a bomb disposal squad searched the aircraft. Nothing suspicious was discovered, and the 138 passengers scheduled to disembark the flight at New Delhi were permitted to leave the airport.

The remaining 40 passengers travelling to Hong Kong were also permitted to continue their journey, reported The Associated Press.

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