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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Reported India hijacking proves to be erroneous

A widely reported Wednesday hijacking of a Boeing 757 en route to New Delhi from Bombay turned out to be a false alarm. 




Air traffic controllers in the city of Ahmediabad took an anonymous call earlier in the day about a hijacking before alerting the pilots of the state-owned Alliance Air jet. 




After pilots locked the cockpit, thinking the hijackers were in the passenger cabin, they landed the jet safely at Indira Gandhi International Airport at about 1 a.m. 




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After further review, investigators determined there were no hijackers on the flight.

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