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WestJet flight from Las Vegas receives bomb threat

A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria landed safely in B.C. Thursday after a bomb threat.


July 6, 2015
By CBC News

 
James Bogusz with the Victoria Airport Authority says Flight 1709 received the threat around 4:20 p.m. PT. The plane landed at the airport at 5:43 p.m. and all the passengers have disembarked. 

He says officials are not treating the bomb scare as a credible threat, but are taking precautions and a bomb-sniffing dog went through the aircraft.

WestJet tweeted the flight had been cleared and the RCMP will proceed with a criminal mischief investigation. | READ MORE