A Jet Airways flight traveling from Mumbai to New Delhi had to be diverted in the wee hours today due to a serious security issue. A letter found in the aircraft's loo gave warning about hijack and bomb threat that led authorities to divert it to Ahmedabad. The culprit who left the note has been identified. Immediately after takeoff and discovery of the letter pilot alerted Ahmedabad airport authorities about the threat letter. It was reported to be in Urdu and English. The flight including a total of 122 passengers with seven crew members was thereafter made to land in a remote bay at Ahmedabad airport where all the passengers were then disembarked and screened for the bomb. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju tweeted;
https://twitter.com/Ashok_Gajapathi/status/924891593018105856I am informed that the person responsible for the Jet flight (9W-339) incident causing landing at Ahmedabad today morning has been identified.
https://twitter.com/Ashok_Gajapathi/status/924893844918939648 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. Later on, it was finally cleared to take-off for its destination at around 10.45 a.m., said an airlines spokesperson. 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".I am advising the airlines to put him on the 'No Fly List' immediately, in addition to other statutory criminal action.