Bomb Threat Evacuates Plane at Philly International

Someone called Philadelphia International Airport early Saturday saying there was a bomb on one of the flights

By Teresa Masterson
|  Saturday, Feb 11, 2012  |  Updated 3:44 PM EDT
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Bomb Threat Clears Plane at Philly Airport

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PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 15: A US Airways jet and a Delta Connection jet taxi on the tarmac at the Philadelphia International Airport November 15, 2006

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Philadelphia International Airport officials say that a plane had to be evacuated after they received a threat that a bomb was on a flight early Saturday morning.

The call came into airport officials at around 2 a.m., saying that there was a bomb on a plane. But there caller gave a flight number that did not match any flights, according to an airport spokesperson.

The only plane on the ground at the time of the threat was a small US Airways commuter plane, and officials evacuated all 28 passengers.

A search for the alleged bomb came up with nothing, officials say. A spokesperson would not specify which flight was disrupted from its schedule.

There have been no arrests and police say the investigation is ongoing, an official said.
 

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