"Delta flight lands in Mumbai after bomb scare"
Delta Airlines flight 70 to Dubai from Amsterdam with 244 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport following a bomb scare. The flight made the emergency landing after Delta staff in Amsterdam alerted authorities of suspicious material in the cargo hold of the aircraft.
"Full emergency was declared at the airport" an airport spokesman said.
The emergency was finally withdrawn three hours later after security agencies found no trace of explosives and cleared the on-air cargo.
The search by the anti-bomb squad lasted for more than two and half hours.
The bomb scare came even as parcel bombs were found in two US-bound planes sent from Yemen last week. The planes were intercepted in the UK and Dubai.
The discovery triggered a global security alert with the US suspecting the involvement of terror group al-Qaeda.
One of the parcel bomb intercepted sent from Yemen was defused just 17 minutes before it was due to explode. This shocking revelation was made by French Interior Minister Brice Hort-feux to a French TV channel.
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