Jamnagar: As quickly because the businesses obtained inputs a couple of attainable bomb scare on the Goa-bound Russian Azur Air plane, the Indian Air Power (IAF) activated safety protocols on the Jamnagar airport. “After taking the plane to an remoted location on the army airport which is especially liable for the security of the economic hub, the IAF officers instructed the bottom workers and Garud Particular Forces personnel to assist in the secure evacuation of passengers on board,” defence officers mentioned. The IAF had a really brief time to make preparations because it had solely 50 minutes of response time to arrange for the touchdown of the aircraft after inputs concerning the aircraft first got here in. After parking the plane safely within the isolation bay, the IAF workers evacuated 236 passengers to security from the aircraft, they mentioned. IAF officers led by Air Commodore Anand Sondhi offered speedy hospitality to make the passengers snug there. Quickly after, Nationwide Safety Guard (NSG) bomb squad had been flown in a particular Air Power plane to hold out for scanning the Azur Air aircraft and private baggage earlier than clearing the flight for departure to its ultimate vacation spot – Dabolim airport, Goa.
The highest IAF brass from air headquarters was constantly conserving an in depth watch on the late-night developments. On the identical time, officers on the bottom ensured a fast evacuation of passengers from the aircraft. The officers mentioned such emergencies are usually dealt with by airports run by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry however this time there was not a lot time for the plane to be allowed to maneuver to Mumbai, Goa or Ahmedabad and Jamnagar was chosen for making certain the security of passengers.
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The Moscow-Goa chartered flight made an emergency touchdown in Gujarat`s Jamnagar on Monday after a bomb risk. The flight arrived at its vacation spot at Dabolim airport on Tuesday afternoon. The Russian Embassy issued a press release saying they had been alerted by the Indian authorities concerning the alleged bomb scare on the Azur Air flight en route from Moscow to Goa.
Gujarat | Outdoors visuals from Jamnagar Aiport the place Moscow-Goa chartered flight was diverted after Goa ATC obtained a bomb risk. pic.twitter.com/yXIumIWyUG
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“The Embassy was alerted by Indian authorities about an alleged bomb scare on Azur Air flight from Moscow to Goa. The plane made an emergency touchdown at Jamnagar Indian Air Power Base. Everybody on board is secure; authorities conducting an inspection of the plane,” mentioned the Russian Embassy in a press release