An SQ plane was safely escorted back to Changi Airport by Singapore Air Force and landed safely on Tuesday morning, after a mid-air bomb threat alert. The plane was from Mumbai, and checks by the authorities discovered no suspicious items.
All passengers from the plane disembarked safely and had to undergo security screenings before being allowed to leave. A woman and a child, however, were held back for questioning by the police. Checks indicated that Singapore Airlines received a call at 11:35pm on Monday after the plane had left Mumbai airport. The caller claimed that there was a bomb on board.
It was understood that the plane had 263 passengers on board. No further details were given as to why the woman and the child on board the plane had been held back by the police for questioning.