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AirTran Plane Diverted Over Unclaimed Water Bottle, Odd Smell

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 her business.

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.

FMI: www.airtran.com

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