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Air India flight in security scare.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A 'security concern' led to an Air India flight from Bombay to Singapore via Bangalore being isolated and searched at Singapore's Changi International Airport on 1 March.

Media reports suggested that the aircraft arrived late in Singapore due to a bomb threat, but this was denied by Air India officials. Once the aircraft landed in Singapore, passengers and crew disembarked and the aircraft was moved to a runway away from passenger terminals according to The Associated Press.

The aircraft was declared safe, but there was no indication about what police had been searching for. A spokesperson for the Singapore police said that the search had been conducted at Air India's request. This however was denied by Air India's Southeast Asia manager.

The flight continued to Jakarta after a delay of 1.5 hours.

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