NEW DELHI: A Goa-bound chartered flight from Russian capital Moscow was diverted to Uzbekistan in the wee hours of Saturday following a bomb threat.
Russia’s charter plane of Azur Air had a total of 238 passengers on board, including 2 infants and 7 crew members,
The flight was scheduled to land at the Dabolim airport in South Goa at 4.15 am, a senior police official said.
The flight (AZV2463) operated by Azur Air was diverted before it entered the Indian air space, he said.
“It was diverted after an email was received at 12.30 am by the Dabolim airport director that mentioned about a bomb being planted on the plane,” the official said.
The flight took off from Perm international airport, located at Bolshoye Savino, 16 kilometres southwest of the city of Perm, Russia.
This comes nearly two weeks after a Moscow-to-Goa flight made an emergency landing at Gujarat’s Jamnagar airport following a bomb threat.
(With agency inputs)

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