F-16s scrambled to escort Mumbai-Singapore flight after on-air bomb scare

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Mumbai/Singapore: Singapore Airlines’ Mumbai-Singapore flight landed safely at the Changi Airport on Tuesday, with two F-16s of the Singapore Air Force escorting it, after a call warning that there was a bomb on board.

Soon after the flight, which had 263 passengers on board, landed in Singapore at around 8 am local time, security officials checked the aircraft thoroughly but nothing suspicious was found.

A Singapore Airlines spokesperson said that there was a bomb threat concerning SQ-423 operating from Mumbai to Singapore.

“We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details,” the spokesperson added.

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