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Plane lands safely in US after bomb threat

Last Updated: Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 12:38

Chicago: A United Airlines flight from the city`s O`Hare International Airport landed safely in Philadelphia after crew members found a threatening message in the plane`s lavatory that said "Bomb on, will die".

The plane, an Airbus A-320 with 113 passengers and five crew members on board, was headed to Philadelphia International airport.

The crew found a hand-written bomb threat on a bathroom wall on the plane during the flight and notified authorities.

"A flight attendant observed writing on a wall in a rear laboratory that stated `Bomb on, will die`," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said.

The flight landed safely at a secure area of the airport around last night and was met by Philadelphia police, FBI and Transportation Security Administration officials.

The passengers were taken to a secure location to talk to investigators, while the crew members were taken to a separate location for questioning, according to investigators.

Luggage aboard the plane was scanned and searched by authorities, who said so far no suspicious devices or packages have been found.


First Published: Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 12:38

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