Passenger accused of making threat: Officials

A passenger on a Las Vegas to Phoenix flight allegedly made a threat after it was forced to return to the airport because of a mechanical problem, officials said.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 22:01 PM IST

Las Vegas: A passenger on a Las Vegas to
Phoenix flight allegedly made a threat after it was forced to
return to the airport because of a mechanical problem,
officials said.

US Airways Flight 399 carrying 130 people departed
about 4:30 pm Saturday for Phoenix, but the Airbus 320
returned shortly after takeoff, McCarran International Airport
spokeswoman Candice Seeley said.

"The passenger made some sort of threat" after the
plane landed, Seeley said. She didn`t know specifics.

Police were called and they met the aircraft.
Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman
Jonella Culmer said the passenger made an "inappropriate
comment" as the plane taxied back to the gate.

Police and the FBI told The Las Vegas Sun that they`re
investigating but no arrests have been made.

"It does not appear to be terrorist related at this
point," FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey told the paper.

Calls to Las Vegas police and the FBI by a news agency weren`t returned last night.

PTI