Hijack Scare In Delhi After Pilot Presses Wrong Button On Kandahar Flight

The incident took place around 3:30 pm on Saturday just as the aircraft was taxiing for take off.

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A hijack scare was triggered at Delhi airport today, when the pilot of an Ariana Afghan Air flight between Delhi and Kandahar pressed the hijack button on the aircraft by mistake. The aircraft was immediately diverted to the isolation bay by the airport security.

The incident took place around 3:30 pm on Saturday just as the aircraft was taxiing for take off. The aircraft had 9 crew members and 124 passengers onboard when the incident took place.

Jet Airways provides security services to the airline at Delhi airport and secondary security checks were carried out of all passengers, the source informed.

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