Singapore Airlines flight SQ423 had a bomb scare on March 25. The plane departed from from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on schedule on Monday, March 25 at 11:36 PM but arrived 31 minutes late at Changi Airport at 8:01AM on Tuesday, March 26.
Reports said that during the flight, the pilot informed everyone of a bomb threat which was later found to be a hoax. A call had allegedly been made moments after the plane departed from Mumbai. The caller claimed that there was a bomb on-board the plane.
Singaporean Air Force jets then followed the plane right up until it landed. All 263 passengers and 18 crew members alighted safely from the plane after the compulsory security screening.
However, a woman and a child were allegedly held back for additional police questioning. It is currently unclear how the woman and child could be connected with the threat. Authorities refuse to provide additional information as investigations are still ongoing.
Because of the delay in schedule, around 20 people were said to have missed their connecting flights.
Last September 2018, a bomb threat was also made on a Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai which delayed scheduled flights by 8 hours.
In April 2018, a passenger joked about having a bomb on-board with him during a Scoot flight bound from Singapore to Thailand. Making bomb jokes or threats of terrorism is punishable by law, and those found guilty could be fined no less than S$500,000 and jailed for up to 10 years.