Manila-bound Cebu Pacific plane makes emergency landing at IGI
Due to this, the plane, an Airbus 330-300, remained grounded for almost 12 hours and could take off only at 4 pm after getting clearance from the security agencies, sources added. The aircraft, operating as flight 5J-7945, landed under <g data-gr-id="25">emergency</g> condition at the IGIA here around 4:30 am after a woman passenger fell sick.
Accordingly, the aircraft was recalled and all due security procedures were followed, they said. As part of the procedure, all the passengers and crew members were off-loaded and also their luggage, which was subjected to extensive security checks, they said. According to sources, the woman was identified as Ruffel Jean Tayan and she seemed to have reportedly lost her cool, blurting out that there was a bomb in the flight, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at IGI Airport.
However, sources further revealed that she was “mentally unstable.” After this, the Bomb Threat
Assessment Committee (BTAC) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) reached the spot and within a few hours the flight was declared safe as the bomb call turned out to be a hoax.
“The woman passenger, however, was not allowed to board and has been handed over to the Philippines Embassy officials on a three-day temporary landing permit as she is said to be mentally unstable,” sources said.
The flight was later allowed to take off at around 4.35 pm on Thursday.
Earlier on August 2014, a man was arrested for manhandling three cabin crew members of an Air India flight. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The accused is said to have boarded the flight from Melbourne and was scheduled to land in Delhi. During the two-hour flight, he hurled abuses and tried to get physical with the crew members.