A Mahan Air aircraft had taken off from Tehran, and was headed to Guangzhou in China when it received a bomb threat.
While in Indian airspace- Mahan Air contacted Delhi airport ATC after it received the bomb threat. The pilot asked permission for an immediate landing at Delhi.
#BREAKING: A passenger of EP-MMR, an Airbus A340-642 of #MahanAir had an emergency landing in #Guangzhou following to a bomb threat this morning. The threat was received while the airplane was flying over #India en-route from #Iran to #China. (Credit: F. Raouf) pic.twitter.com/9Ls9tZ7dYa
— Babak Taghvaee – The Crisis Watch (@BabakTaghvaee1) October 3, 2022
Delhi ATC suggested the aircraft to go to Jaipur but according to ANI, the pilots refused and left Indian airspace.
While in Indian airspace, Indian Air Froce Su-30 MKIs were scrambled to intercept the Iranian aircraft.