'Terrorist' in A-I plane turns out to be a hoax

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'Terrorist' in A-I plane turns out to be a hoax:

Panic gripped the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Thursday morning following a fax message that a woman passenger on board an Air India flight had explosives with her and was planning to blast the aircraft.

The fax message turned out to be a hoax, Civil Aviation Minister Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The message was received by the Air India office as the Mumbai-Delhi-Hong Kong flight 316 landed at the IGI airport at around 0715 hours and the sender claimed that one Paramjit Kaur and her minor child Pawan were carrying explosives on board.

Police and security agencies immediately took control of the aircraft.

The passengers were off-loaded and the plane was taken to a segregated area. A bomb-disposal squad of Delhi police checked the plane and found nothing.
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link: http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/31air.htm

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