Air Canada Flight AC43 Receives Bomb Threat En Route to Toronto

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New Delhi: An Air Canada flight (AC43) scheduled to depart from Delhi to Toronto encountered a bomb threat via email just before takeoff on Tuesday night. According to media reports, this incident occurred amidst a series of similar threats reported in recent weeks.

Incident Details:

  • Threat Email: At 10:50 pm, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) office at IGI Airport received an email warning of a bomb inside the Air Canada flight.
  • Security Measures: Following standard security protocols, the aircraft was sent to an isolation bay for a thorough screening process. Fortunately, no suspicious items were found, ensuring the safety of passengers.
  • Vistara Incidents: This incident closely follows a security scare involving a Paris-Mumbai Vistara flight. On that flight, a handwritten note threatening a bomb was discovered on an airsickness bag. Vistara confirmed the security concern on their flight UK 024 operating from Paris to Mumbai on June 2, 2024.
  • Previous Threats: In recent weeks, Vistara flight UK611 from Delhi and IndiGo flight 6E-5314 from Chennai to Mumbai also faced bomb threats. Additionally, an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Varanasi encountered a similar situation on May 28.
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The aviation authorities are actively investigating these incidents to ensure passenger safety and prevent any further threats. Passengers are advised to remain vigilant and cooperate with security measures during their travels.