An unclaimed mobile phone found in the aircraft cabin of Jet Airways’ Delhi-Bangkok flight on Wednesday created a major scare.
The crew of this flight #9W66, sent a distress message to Bangkok by “squawking” code “7700” after entering Thai airspace as this phone was suspected to be a bomb, said highly placed sources.
Confirming this, a Jet spokesman said: “Jet Airways flight #9W66, Delhi to Bangkok of September 20, 2017, with 121 guests and eight crew members, initiated the safety drill as per standard operating procedure, upon discovering an unclaimed and suspicious electronic device on-board. The aircraft landed safely and all guests were deplaned. The airline and its crew are fully cooperating with the Thai authorities in the ongoing investigation. At Jet Airways, safety of its guests, crew and assets is of paramount importance and the airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”
The passengers and crew are learnt to have been deplaned at the remote bay. Thai authorities checked the aircraft and baggage thoroughly for explosive.