Hi­jack scare at Delhi air­port

The Hindu - - NATION - Press Trust of In­dia

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cials at the Delhi in­ter­na­tional air­port went into a tizzy on Satur­day after the pi­lot of a Kan­da­har-bound flight in­ad­ver­tently pressed the ‘hi­jack but­ton’ when it was taxi­ing for take-off, of­fi­cials said.

The Ari­ana Afghan Air­lines plane, with nine crew mem­bers and 124 pas­sen­gers and an in­fant, took off nearly two hours later after se­cu­rity checks, they said.

The of­fi­cials said the press­ing of ‘hi­jack but­ton’ had pushed all agen­cies con­cerned, in­clud­ing the anti-ter­ror force Na­tional Se­cu­rity Guard (NSG), into ac­tion.

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