Jet Airways Diverted After Bomb Threat

A Jet Airways plane, flying from Mumbai to Dubai, has been diverted to an airport in Oman, following a bomb threat.

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai made an emergency landing in Oman on Thursday after a bomb threat, the Indian airline and Omani authorities said.

Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority said all 68 passengers and crew were evacuated after the plane landed in the Omani capital Muscat but no explosives were found on board.

The airline had earlier put the number of passengers and crew at 61.

Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority said the plane landed in Muscat at 13:19 (0919 GMT) after a request for Jet Airways flight number 9W536 traveling from Mumbai to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to make an emergency landing due to a report of the presence of explosives on board.

“After searching the plane and the luggage, nothing that would threaten the plane’s safety and security was found,” the statement said.

The agency gave no further details on when the plane would be allowed to resume its journey.

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