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Mumbai/Ahmedabad, October 30: A Jet Airways Mumbai-New Delhi flight was diverted to Ahmedabad shortly after some “security issues” were detected onboard early on Monday, a statement said.

The flight with 122 passengers, including seven crew, landed safely in a remote bay at the Ahmedabad airport, all passengers were disembarked and screened.

An airline official said the security issues pertained to a potential hijack and bomb threat.

The pilot alerted Ahmedabad airport authorities about the threat, the official said.

The Boeing 737-900 flight 9W-339 had departed from Mumbai around 2.55 a.m. and after diversion landed in Ahmedabad around 3.45 a.m.

The Jet Airways statement said the flight was diverted following “declaration of an emergency as per established security procedures, due to the detection of an onboard security threat”.

“We are extending full cooperation to the security agencies who are investigating the matter and are not in a position to comment further at this stage,” it said.

The police and other security agencies are making further enquiries in the matter in Ahmedabad while the airline made efforts to bring back the passengers to New Delhi as soon as possible.(IANS)

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Bus hits parked aircraft at Kolkata airport

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Kolkata: A Jet Airways shuttle bus today rammed into a stationary Air India flight at the city airport here. However, no casualty or injury was reported, an official said.

The incident happened at bay number 32 of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport when the driver lost control of the bus and rammed into the parked aircraft, damaging one of its engines.

The driver of the bus was questioned and the authorities of both Air India and the Jet Airways rushed to the spot, said Kolkata Airport director A. K. Sharma.

“A probe has been ordered to be conducted by regional safety manager, Directorate General of Civil Aviation,” Sharma said.

There were no reports of any injury or casualty, added Sharma.(IANS)

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