[Nw Delhi] Jet airways Flight Hits Catering Vehicle at IGI Airport
An aircraft, with 133 passengers on-board, hit a parked catering vehicle at the Delhi airport tonight,
No one was injured in the incident that took place around 8 pm when the Jet airways flight, coming from Dubai, arrived at the Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here
The aircraft was moving towards its designated parking bay when its right wing hit a catering vehicle of service provider Taj Sats which was stationed on the nearby lane at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, airport
[New Delhi] CISF Recoveres 3 Kg Smuggled Gold @Rs 90 Lakhs
This Gold was recovered ,yesterday,from a Unattended pouch in Ladies Washroom of IGI airport .Gold bars are handed over to Custom Authorities
[New Delhi] American Lady Flier Arrested With Live Bullet At IGIA
A lady flier from the United States of America has been apprehended at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for allegedly carrying a live bullet in her baggage.
Officials said the incident was reported at about 10:30 PM on October 21 when on-duty CISF officials detected the live bullet of 9mm caliber gun in the lady’s bag, when she was undergoing security check before taking a flight to New York.
They said the lady has been identified as M Posey and she was travelling with her husband to the US.
Drugs at IGI A
[New Delhi] CISF Picked Up Drug Peddler Belinda With 18 Kg Methaqualone Drug at IGI A
CISF Surveillance & Intelligence Staff Detained South African Woman Flyer Belinda Fourie At Terminal 3 Of IGI Airport With White Material In 15 Bags
Later Narcotics Staff Declared It Party Drug “Methaqualone” As per Dy Commandant Of CISF Hemendra Singh Cost Ot The Confisticated Drug Is Rs 50 Lakh In International Market Drug Peddler Was a Passenger Of Ethopian Airlines
[New Delhi] Anonymous Threat Call Held IGI Airport In Tizzy:Security Tightened
Call centre at the Indira Gandhi International Airport received an anonymous call about the presence of a “terrorist”.
The call was later declared as “non-specific” by the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC),
“At around 2.30 AM the call centre of the Indira Gandhi International Airport received an anonymous call saying that someone from Amritsar present at the airport was a terrorist.
As Per Sources,.The BTAC was formed to assess the threat, they said, adding, security agencies carried out an extensive screening of the people at the airport.
The BTAC declared the call as “non-specific” at around 3.30 AM,
[New Delhi] Furious Flyer Creates Bomb Scare In Jet airways Flight,Which Forced Priyanka Gandhi Vadra To Board Another Plane
Furious over being subjected to repeated security checks, a Jet Airways passenger created a bomb scare at the IGI airport forcing security agencies to book Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on another flight to Chennai.
Jet Airways flight 9W-821 to Chennai, scheduled to take off at 6.45 am from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday, was grounded after a passenger allegedly claimed he was carrying a “bomb” and will “blow up” the aircraft, sources in the CISF said today.
The businessman, who had been subjected twice to security checks, got exasperated when asked to open his bag for the third time.
This Irritated passenger, who is into business and was travelling with a Chinese exporter, was carrying with him some metallic item and had undergone two security checks. When he was asked to open the baggage again, he got irritated and told the CISF personnel that he was carrying a bomb and will blow up the aircraft,
The personnel of Special Protection Group (SPG),overheard the conversation. The airline staff and SPG then informed the control room about it.
Not taking the threat lightly, a Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) was formed to assess the threat perception.
All the passengers, cargo and baggage were deplaned and a thorough search was carried out,
The claim later turned out to be a hoax.
Priyanka was, meanwhile, booked on another flight, which departed for Chennai at 7.35 am.
At around 7.25 am, the threat was declared as “non-specific”,
“The passenger was taken to police station for intense questioning by the city police and other security agencies. He was let off in evening after the authorities became sure he posed no threat,” sources said.
[New Delhi]Delhi Woke up In Dense Fog And Flight Operations Disrupted at IGI Airport
Heavy fog disrupted flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport today.
With the runway visibility dropping below the required limits, an IndiGo flight was diverted while many departures were put on hold since 0415 hours,
All landings are taking place under CAT-III B landing system,
CAT-III B allows the aircraft to land in visibility as low as 50 meters.Minimum visibility required for CAT III landing at Delhi Airport is 50 meters and for low visibility take-off operations (LVTO) it is 125 meters.
GMR-run IGIA is the only airport in the country equipped with CAT IIIB.
The residents of Delhi today woke up to dense fog with minimum temperature settling at 12 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.
Safdarjung and Palam observatories, visibility was recorded By Weatherman less than 50 metres at 8 AM.
According to MeT department, humidity level in the morning was however 100 per centThe weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky throughout the day.
“There will be partly cloudy sky and maximum temperature is expected to settle at 24 degrees Celsius,” the official further said.
Yesterday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.5 degrees Celsius in the national capital while maximum temperature was recorded at 24.7 degrees Celsius.
The first week of January this year has been the warmest January in at least 15 years.
[New Delhi]Two More Flyer Smugglers Arrested With Gold worth Rs 88 Lakh at IGIA
During the year ,230 people arrested by the customs in 388 cases of gold smuggling. About 596 kgs of gold worth Rs 155 crore seized in these cases,
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 88 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) .A man was intercepted by customs officials on Wednesday after his arrival from Dubai. Detailed examination of the baggage of the passenger resulted in recovery of gold strips coated with silver colour metal total weighing 1.02 kg, concealed in the transformer of a music system,
In another case, the customs official recovered foreign origin gold from a passenger who had arrived from Mumbai on Tuesday.
Detailed examination of the passenger in person resulted in recovery of foreign origin gold, weighing 2.5 kgs having market value of Rs 68.13 lakh concealed in inner pocket of his pant
In a related development, international airports across the country have been put on alert to check gold smuggling which might rise because of forthcoming festivals like Diwali and marriage season.
Gold sales usually go high at the time of Diwali, especially on ‘Dhanteras’ (that comes two days before Diwali is celebrated) as people consider buying the yellow metal as good omen on this day.
Incidentally cases of gold smuggling have shot up both in the country and in particular at the IGIA. During 2014-15, a total of 230 people were arrested by the customs in 388 cases of gold smuggling. About 596 kgs of gold worth Rs 155 crore was seized in these cases,
Whereas, in 2013-14, about 363 cases were registered in which 353 kgs gold worth Rs 92 crore was seized. A total of 123 people were arrested for smuggling, the sources said.
In April and August this year, the customs officials have arrested 100 people and registered 169 cases. As much as 293 kgs of gold valuing Rs 76 crore was seized in these cases,
[New Delhi]Air India’s International Flight,With 80 Flyers,Landed At IGI A Under Hydraulic Problem
Air India flight made emergency landing at IGI
A Muscat-bound Air India flight, with 80 passengers on-board, landed under emergency conditions at Indira Gandhi International Airport after being airborne for some time as it developed hydraulic problem.
The flight, however, landed safely.
As per Air India spokesperson , the pilot decided to take back the aircraft to Delhi due to technical issue.
“The aircraft, an Airbus A 319, landed safely at around 8:45 PM. All the 80 passengers also deplaned safely,”
He said that an alternative aircraft has been arranged to ferry the passengers to their destination, adding that the flight is expected to take off for Muscat shortly.
[New Delhi] Smuggled Gold @ Rs 2.5 Crore seized at IGI Airport:Customs Claims It Biggest Seizures
In one of the biggest seizures, customs officials today seized about 10 kg of gold worth over Rs 2.5 crore being smuggled into the country at India Gandhi International Airport (IGIA)
Two people, including a Chartered Accountant, have been arrested in three cases of gold smuggling.
In the first incident, customs officials recovered over four kg of gold from a dustbin kept in the toilet of a Qatar airways plane.
“The flight arrived early morning today from Doha and while rummaging of the aircraft, 4.2 kg of unclaimed gold was recovered,” said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner of Customs at the airport.
The recovered gold is in form of 36 gold bars and valued at about Rs 1.09 crore,
In another case, two Delhi-based persons – a Chartered Accountant and a lawyer, were intercepted by the Customs after their arrival from Dubai.
They were carrying gold 2.635 kg and 740 gm respectively, hidden in rods and couplings of trolley bags,
As per Authorities “The CA had taken a loan of Rs 1.5 cr from a bank, out of which, he spent Rs 60 lakh for gold smuggling,” .
In third instance, a Turkish passenger has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle in 2.6 kg of gold.
He had arrived from Istanbul and hid gold in belt buckles and wheels of trolley bag,
In all these cases, about 10 kg of gold worth Rs 2.64 crore has been seized.
It is one of the bigeest seizures of the yellow metal in recent times.
Turkish passenger and the CA have been arrested while the customs authorities are trying to find out the owner of the gold recovered from the Qatar airways plane.