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No bomb found on Southwest plane: FBI

June 11, 2013, Phoenix – No explosives were found on a Southwest Airlines plane that was diverted to Phoenix with 143 passengers on board, authorities said.


June 11, 2013
By The Associated Press

June 11, 2013, Phoenix – No explosives were found on a Southwest Airlines plane
that was diverted to Phoenix with 143 passengers on board,
authorities said.

The FBI said Monday that an afternoon flight from Los Angeles to
Texas landed in Phoenix after a "telephonic bomb threat'' was made.

Laura Eimiller of the FBI's Los Angeles field office says Flight
2675 left Los Angeles International Airport at 2:12 p.m. and was
heading to Austin before the threat was received by telephone.

F-16s were scrambled out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in
Tucson to monitor the flight as a precaution as it flew into Phoenix
Sky Harbor International Airport, according to NORAD officials.

Flight 2675 landed safely at about 3 p.m., and authorities in Los
Angeles asked Phoenix police to check out the possible threat.

The plane's crew and 143 passengers got off the plane and boarded
several buses.

All passengers were interviewed by Monday evening, FBI special
agent Manuel Johnson said in a statement. Investigators were making
all efforts to identify the caller who made the bomb threat, he
said.

Sky Harbor spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said the plane was
isolated on the tarmac away from terminals.

Flights took off and landed only on the airport's two south
runways Monday evening due to the investigation, and some arrivals
were delayed, Rodriguez said.

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. said the
airline would accommodate passengers by booking them on other
flights.