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Changi bound Singapore Airlines flight receives bomb threat after take off from Mumbai

A Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai carrying 263 passengers landed safely at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Tuesday morning, after the pilot raised a  bomb threat alert, which later turned out to be a hoax.

SQ Flight 423 had taken off at 11:35 pm from Mumbai on Monday. As the flight took off,  the airline received a call claiming to have a bomb on the plane. The flight was escorted back safely to Changi Airport by Singapore's air force and landed at about 8 am.

All the passengers were disembarked safely and had to undergo security check before they could leave, except a woman and a child who were held back for questioning by the police, investigating the incident."Singapore Airlines confirms there was a bomb threat concerning SQ423 operating from Mumbai to Singapore. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on 26 March 2019 at about 0800hrs (local time). There were 263 passengers on board. We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details," said a spokesperson for the airline. 

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