Five bomb scares on Jet Air flights create panic

Panic gripped passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi on Tuesday after the Jet Airways call centre received threats about bombs in five of its aircraft.

The calls came within hours after blasts ripped through Brussels airport, killing over 20 people.

Two Jet Airways crew members were injured in the blasts at Brussels airport on Tuesday.

While three of the planes had already departed by the time the anonymous call about the bomb threats was received, the fourth aircraft, which was bound for Chennai, was diverted to Nagpur.

Another plane, also bound for Chennai which was preparing for takeoff, was grounded and underwent checks by the security agencies, a senior police official said.

''Jet Airways has received a security alert for five flights from Delhi. All flights are on the ground and are being checked by security agencies at the respective airports,'' the airline said in a tweet but did not share specific details.

''We regret the inconvenience caused to our guests. The safety and security of our guests and crew is always our main priority,'' a Jet Airways statement said.