Indian airports on alert following bomb scare on Turkish Airlines

7 July 2015 (Last Updated July 7th, 2015 18:30)

An Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at India’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi following a bomb scare.

An Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at India's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi following a bomb scare.

The incident has prompted all major airports across the country to increase security, reported DNA.

The alert follows after the emergency landing of TK 0065 flying from Bangkok on Tuesday.

The flight, carrying 134 passengers and 14 crew members, had a message written on the mirror in the toilet that read 'Bomb in CGR' (cargo hold).

Civil aviation secretary RN Choubey told the media that the crew noticed the message in the toilet when the plane was in the Indian air space near Nagpur city.

The Nagpur Air Traffic Controller advised the pilots to land the aircraft in Delhi.

The plane was landed at an isolated parking area at the airport, and all passengers and crew were evacuated. The baggage of the passengers was sent for security checks.

All the passengers onboard the flight were questioned by the counter-terror wing of the Indian intelligence agencies.

After being grounded at the airport for more than 13 hours, the plane resumed its journey early today as a thorough search of the plane and its passengers and crew did not find any explosives on board.