Thu, Aug 24, 2006
Nothing Suspicious Found On ATL-LGA Flight
A lot of nerves are
apparently still jangled after the discovery of that British plot
to blow up transatlantic flights earlier this month. Take what
happened in Charlotte, NC Tuesday night for example.
AirTran Flight 372 from Atlanta to New York had just taken off
when a flight attendant noticed a water bottle in a seat-back
pocket. As you know, carry-on liquids of any type are banned on
commercial flights... so she threw the bottle away and went about
But a short time later... she noticed a sharp odor coming from
that very same trash receptical. She told the pilot -- and the
pilot decided to divert.
Nearly all of the 142 passengers onboard the plane were ferried
away by shuttle buses after the plane landed in Charlotte. The
Associated Press reports the flight crew and some passengers were
interviewed, and explosives-sniffing dogs checked the plane.
Nothing out of the ordinary was found.
About two-and-a-half hours after landing at Charlotte-Douglas,
the plane took off again -- and completed its flight to New York
LaGuardia. In the end, one passenger was questioned about that
water bottle... but wasn't detained.
Another passenger was taken to an area hospital after suffering
a medical emergency, according to harlotte/Douglas International
Airport spokeswoman Haley Gentry.
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