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SpiceJet security scare: Suspicious bag belonged to passenger who failed to board flight

A bomb disposal squad immediately arrived at the scene to inspect the bag at the Amritsar airport.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2016 1:51 pm
Spicejet flight, Spicejet flight amritsar, amritsar spicejet flight, spicejet flight bomb, A bomb disposal team immediately arrived at the scene to inspect the bag at the Amritsar airport. (file photo)

A suspicious bag found inside an Amritsar-bound SpiceJet flight on Thursday created a security scare, forcing authorities at the Amritsar airport to press a bomb disposal squad to asses the danger. All passengers were de-boarded safely.

SpiceJet, in a statement, clarified that the bag belonged to a passenger who cleared immigration and security check in Dubai, but failed to report for boarding. Dubai officials informed the pilot in Command about the unaccompanied luggage, said SPiceJe. As per protocol, the pilot requested the Amritsar Air Traffic Control officials for parking the plane at an isolated bay.

“The false alarm due to the miscommunication caused inconvenience to the passengers, which is deeply regretted,” said SpiceJet.

After landing, the aircraft was taken off the runway and parked in an isolated spot for search operations, according to news agency IANS. Flight operations were breifly suspended at the airport following the incident.

SpiceJet Flight 56, which departed from Dubai at 4.05 am, arrived today morning at 8.51 am in Amritsar. SpiceJet first launched direct flights to Dubai in October 2015. The flight carrier connects eight cities to Dubai, including connecting flights from a dozen more cities.

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  1. C
    Jul 21, 2016 at 8:03 am
    what happened actually,lt;br/gt;was bomb found in bag?lt;br/gt;Really sheepish news
    1. P
      proud to
      Jul 21, 2016 at 11:18 am
      the name of the person the bag belonged to not given. What found in the bag not given .Why person did not board not given.What a News?Bravo Indian Express.
      1. B
        Jul 21, 2016 at 6:16 am
        What was found in bag? lt;br/gt;stupid news reporting without any substance
        1. S
          Shashank Kukreti
          Jul 21, 2016 at 9:12 am
          what non-sense. A person doesn't board the flight yet his bag makes it to the aircraft. Now those who may say check-in baggage. please be reminded that check-in baggage is received at the belts inside the airport. so this is a totally false news or the reporter had too much to drink. Or perhaps the person was Mr India(hope you get the sarcasm)