Turkish airplane returns to bay over unclaimed phone

Mumbai: A Turkish airplane scheduled to fly to Istanbul at 6:25am on Monday was called back from a runway at the Mumbai airport after an unclaimed mobile phone was found on a seat of the Boeing 777 plane.

The plane was brought back to bay and all the passengers were deplaned for thorough frisking.

"Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was called back from the runway at Mumbai airport after a suspicious object was found in the aircraft," a Mumbai Airport spokesperson said.

The flight was rescheduled for 11:30 pm after the security teams cleared it. 

News24 Bureau