Bomb threat prompts airplane search at LA

Authorities searched an airplane scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport after someone called police and made a bomb threat.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2012, 10:13 AM IST

Los Angeles: Authorities searched an airplane scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport after someone called police and made a bomb threat.

The airport`s police Sgt Belinda Nettles said in a statement that the aircraft was taken to a remote area on the airfield after the threat was made around 4:40 pm yesterday.

She said the bomb squad searched the plane as a precaution.

Nettles did not specify the flight, but the Los Angeles Times reports that it is a United Airlines flight bound for London`s Heathrow Airport. It`s not immediately known how many people were aboard the Boeing 777.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents were trying to determine who made the call to police.
A call to United Airlines was not immediately returned.

PTI