Plane With Suspicious Cargo Forced to Land in Mumbai

Bomb squad checking Delta flight from Amsterdam
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 4, 2010 3:05 PM CDT
In this April 13, 2007 file photo, a Comair jet taxis to the terminal at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

(Newser) – Another air scare: A Delta flight landed in emergency conditions in Mumbai today after a report of suspicious cargo on board. The plane from Amsterdam landed at Mumbai's airport at 11pm local time and was immediately taken to an isolated bay, where it was being inspected by bomb squads and airport security. All 244 passengers on board Delta flight 70 were evacuated safely.

"Delta staff in Amsterdam informed the pilot there may be unaccounted-for cargo on board," said an airport spokesman. The airport remains on high alert, but other flights are operating normally. Delta Air Lines posted a statement on Twitter: "We requested rescreening of some cargo on flt 70 in Mumbai. Paxs deplaned safely & we are working with authorities."

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