How does the Indian Air Force protect the Russian plane that landed after a bomb threat?

How does the Indian Air Force protect the Russian plane that landed after a bomb threat?

Passengers on Russian plane rescued by Indian Air Force


As soon as the agencies received input on the possible bomb threat to the Russian Azur Air aircraft in Goa, the Indian Air Force (IAF) activated the protocols. security at Jamnagar airport.

“After taking the aircraft to an isolated site at the military airport, which is primarily responsible for the safety of the industrial hub, IAF officials instructed ground and Force personnel to especially Garud helps to evacuate passengers on the plane safely,” the defense said. officials said.

The IAF had a very short time to prepare as they had only 50 minutes of response time to prepare for the landing of the aircraft after the first information about the first aircraft.

After safely parking the aircraft in the isolation compartment, IAF staff evacuated the 236 passengers from the plane to a safe place.

IAF officials led by Air Force Major General Anand Sondhi provided immediate hospitality to make passengers comfortable while there.

Shortly after, the National Security Force (NSG) bomb disposal team flew on a special Air Force aircraft to conduct a sweep of the Azur Air aircraft and personal baggage before the flight departed. journey to the final destination – Dabolim airport, Goa.

Top IAF officials from the air force headquarters kept a close eye on developments late into the night. At the same time, officials on the ground ensured the prompt evacuation of passengers from the plane.

Officials said such emergencies are normally handled by airports operated by the Union Civil Aviation Department but this time there was not much time for planes to be allowed to move to Mumbai, Goa or Ahmedabad and Jamnagar were chosen to ensure the safety of the passengers.

The Moscow-Goa charter flight made an emergency landing in Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Monday following a bomb threat. The flight reached its destination at Dabolim airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The Russian embassy released a statement saying it had been alerted by Indian authorities to the alleged bombing on an Azur Air flight en route from Moscow to Goa.

“The embassy was alerted by the Indian authorities to an alleged bomb blast on board an Azur Air flight from Moscow to Goa. The plane made an emergency landing at Jamnagar Indian Air Force Base. Everyone on board The aircraft is safe; the authorities are conducting an inspection of the aircraft,” the Russian Embassy said in a statement.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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