Fri, Nov 09, 2007
Plane Had Just Arrived From Chicago
Some tense moments at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday
morning, as officials quarantined an arriving flight from Chicago
when a bomb threat was reported against the plane.
The Associated Press reports an unidentified person called the
New York Police Department, saying he had seen information on the
internet claiming there was a bomb onboard American Airlines Flight
"The Port Authority in New York alerted us to a security issue
after the plane landed," said American Airlines spokeswoman Mary
Authorities quickly met the MD82, which arrived at the airport
just after 1130 EST, and moved the plane from the gate to an
isolated area of the airport.
The 122 persons onboard were evacuated, before personnel moved
in with bomb-sniffing dogs. Nothing was found.
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