On Saturday (Jan 21), a Goa-bound chartered flight, AZV2463, from Moscow, Russia was diverted to Uzbekistan after a bomb threat. It was scheduled to land at the Dabolim airport in Goa at 4.15 am.
As per reports, the flight was diverted after an email was received at 12.30 am by the Dabolim airport director that mentioned a bomb being planted on the plane
Airport sources said, “An Azur Air chartered flight from Russia’s Perm International Airport to Goa received a security threat. Following this, the flight was diverted to Uzbekistan. A total of 238 passengers, including 2 infants, and 7 crew are onboard”.
On January 9, a charter flight from Moscow to Goa with 244 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at Jamnagar after the Goa Air Traffic Control received an email claiming a bomb threat onboard the international flight.