Bomb threat alert on Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai; turns out to be hoax

Last Updated: Mar 26 2019 16:28
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According to the sources, A Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai made a safe landing at Changi Airport on Tuesday morning, after the pilot raised a bomb threat alert.

Officials said the threat call received when the flight was airborne turned out to be a hoax.

A statement issued by the airline said, "Singapore Airlines confirms there was a bomb threat concerning SQ423 operating from Mumbai to Singapore. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on March 26, 2019, at about 0800hrs (local time). The pilot raised a bomb threat alert. There were 263 passengers on board. We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details."

Staff from the airline's Mumbai office said, "Except for a woman and a child, the rest disembarked safely and had to undergo security screening before they could leave."

Singapore media said that the woman and the child were held back for questioning by the police, who are investigating the incident.