A Kuala Lumpur-bound Oman Air flight from Muscat made an emergency landing at the Mumbai international airport on Saturday afternoon following a bomb scare, airport authorities here said.
The plane, which had around 190 passengers, was taken to a remote bay for scrutiny by the bomb squad and fire brigade personnel.
Sources in the airport said Oman Air had issued a statement that the bomb threat was “a hoax” and they were making arrangements to get passengers to Kuala Lumpur as soon as possible.
A spokesperson of the airline said passengers’ safety was Oman Air’s overriding concern and “any perceived threat to our customers’ well-being is taken extremely seriously.”
The spokesperson thanked the passengers, while extending the airline’s gratitude to the aircraft captain and crew for their “professionalism and swift reaction,” and to the airport authorities in Mumbai for their “invaluable support” during the crisis.