Bomb, hijack fears ground Mum-Del flight
Ahmedabad: A Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai was diverted to Ahmedabad in the early hours of Monday after its pilot was passed on a note which said there were hijackers on board. It didn’t take the police long to identify the person who unleashed several anxious hours — both for authorities and for passengers.
During interrogation by Ahmedabad Crime Branch, one of the passengers on the flight, Birju Kishor Salla, a Gujarat native from Thane, Mumbai, revealed he wanted his girlfriend, who worked with the public relations section of the airlines to quit her job. So he plotted to destroy the name of the airlines so that it eventually shuts down. Salla thus carefully left a note in one of the lavatory.
Soon after the flight, 9W 339, took off from Mumbai at 2.55am, a crew member found the letter in the tissue box inside the lavatory, stating that the aircraft had hijackers on board and it should not land in Delhi.