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Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A hijack scare on a Kandahar-bound flight sent security officials at the airport into tizzy on Saturday after the pilot "mistakenly" pressed the 'hijack button' when it was for take-off, sources said.

The plane took off nearly two hours later after "satisfactory" security checks, they said.

While there was no immediate official reaction, the sources said the pressing of hijack button had pushed all agencies concerned, including the (NSG), into action.

NSG commandos and officials of other agencies swiftly responded to the situation and surrounded the aircraft, they said.

After a two-hour operation that created panic among passengers on board the aircraft, the plane was cleared for take-off, the sources said.

The Delhi-FG312 flight was scheduled to depart at 3.30 pm.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:50 IST