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Goa-bound plane from Moscow diverted to Uzbekistan after bomb threat

Update : 21 Jan 2023, 15:50

A Goa-bound chartered flight from the Russian capital Moscow was diverted to Uzbekistan on Saturday (January 21).

The flight was diverted to Uzbekistan after receiving a report of an explosive device on board, Sputnik quoted the Indian news agency ANI reports.

A flight operated by Russian airline Azur Air departed from Russia's Perm International Airport was scheduled to land in Goa at 4.15am local time on Saturday, a high-ranking Indian police officer told ANI. He also said that the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan before it entered Indian airspace.

"It (the flight) was redirected after the Dabolim Airport (Goa airport) head received an email tip about a bomb on board," the police officer specified.

The flight had 238 passengers, including two infants, and seven crew members on board.

The incident occurred nearly two weeks after a Moscow-to-Goa flight made an emergency landing at Gujarat's Jamnagar airport following a bomb threat.

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