Mumbai bound Plane Diverted

Nothing clear as yet. But some passengers seemed to have roused the suspicions of the crew who asked for Fighter escorts for the plane.

US plane to Mumbai turned back to Amsterdam

Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Mumbai back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Wednesday, and authorities later detained several passengers for questioning, CNN quoting airport sources reported.

The plane had 149 passengers on board. Unconfirmed reports say that seven pasengers have been detained for questioning.

Update: Is it a possible case of Over zealousness on the part of the sky marshalls and the crew?

All the 12 persons detained in Amsterdam following a security alert on an American airliner are Mumbai-born, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said in New Delhi. 

Meanwhile the names of those arrested- Sohail Abdul Aziz Nizami, Ayub Qadir, Sajid Qadir, Yusuf Haji Ghaffar Memon, Nur Mohammed Batliwala, Shakeel Usman Chotani, Ayub Khan, Ehsan Farooqi, Ghulam Mustafa, Mohammed Yusuf, Mohammed Imran and Mohammed Iqbal Batliwala.


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