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Kingfisher’s Mumbai-Lucknow flight grounded after bomb scare

Mumbai, May 20 (Calcutta Tube) Passengers of a Kingfisher Airlines Mumbai-Lucknow flight were taken off and a rigorous search of the aircraft was underway after a call warning of a bomb on board, an airline official Thursday said.

‘We were informed by the air traffic control that they have received an anonymous call stating there is a bomb placed in the Mumbai-Lucknow flight, IT 3149. We have deplaned all passengers and they are all safe,’ a Kingfisher Airline spokesperson said.

The aircraft, due to take off at 5.30 p.m., was carrying 166 passengers.

‘It has been moved to an isolated bay and is being checked thoroughly by the bomb squad,’ the official said.

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