A Mahan Air aircraft from Tehran to Guangzhou, China, was delayed by 40 minutes while it waited for clearance from Iranian authorities to enter Iranian airspace.
At 9:20 a.m. on Monday, the Indian Air Force was called into action after the Delhi Police received a bomb threat complaint regarding an Airbus A340.
The flight was intercepted by Su-30MKI fighter jets launched from Halwara (Punjab) and Jodhpur.
Sanjay Tomar, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, told ANI, “We received a bomb threat at 9:25 a.m. and had our teams ready to respond, but the airplane never arrived. At 10:05, we received the go-ahead from security “less
“As a precaution, we were on high alert for a bomb due to their possible suspicions. Consequently, we found a parking spot. Two fire trucks were at our disposal, along with regional officers and backup.” Adding,