Bomb threat probed on flight at Oakland airport
Monday, September 19, 2011
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities at Oakland International Airport are investigating reports of a bomb threat on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle.
Airport spokeswoman Joanne Holloway says someone gave a handwritten note about a bomb aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 342 to a representative at the nearby San Francisco International Airport. Officials there contacted authorities.
The plane landed safely around 8 a.m. Monday and was moved to a remote area of the airport, where about 150 passengers were evacuated and bomb-sniffing dogs inspected luggage on the tarmac.
Holloway says the plane itself has been cleared and baggage is being rescreened.
The flight had been bound for Oakland and arrived about 15 minutes ahead of schedule.