Agence France-PresseMuscat, August 20, 2010
An on-flight bomb scare that out to be a hoax forced an Air India passenger jet to make an emergency
landing at Muscat airport on Friday, Omani police said. The Boeing 737 was en route from Kuwait to Mumbai when a passenger told crew members there was a bomb on board, a police spokesman told the official Oman News Agency.
After the emergency landing, the 160 passengers disembarked and the plane was searched. No bomb was found and the plane was authorised to take off again. The news agency did not say what became of the passenger who sparked the scare.