A suspicious bag was found inside an Amritsar-bound SpiceJet flight on Thursday. According to news agency, all passengers were de-boarded safely. A bomb disposal squad immediately arrived at the scene to inspect the bag at the Amritsar airport.
The aircraft was taken off the runway and parked in an isolated spot for search operations, according to news agency. Flight operations were reportedly suspended at the airport following the incident.
SpiceJet Flight 56, which departed from Dubai at 4.05 am, arrived today morning at 8.51 am in Amritsar. Media reports say that the Air Traffic Control was alerted after a bag was found unattended by the SpiceJet flight crew.
SpiceJet first launched direct flights to Dubai in October 2015. The flight carrier connects eight cities to Dubai, including connecting flights from a dozen more cities.
It was launched amid much fanfare, with the introductory offer of Rs 4,999 for a one-way ticket between Kozhikode- Dubai and Amritsar–Dubai.