This is a discussion on Threat Forces Airliner to Return to Seattle within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Threat Forces Plane to Return to Seattle Published: 7/25/07, 6:46 PM EDT SEATTLE (AP) - A man who had missed his flight said there was ...
Threat Forces Plane to Return to Seattle
Published: 7/25/07, 6:46 PM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) - A man who had missed his flight said there was a bomb aboard the plane Wednesday, forcing it to return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport even though authorities did not believe the threat was legitimate, an airport spokeswoman said.
"The plane was brought back, erring on the side of caution, after he made that threatening statement," Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Peppin said.
Airport police were questioning a man who told a gate agent there was a bomb on Northwest Airlines Flight 980 shortly after the plane left Seattle for Memphis around 12:33 p.m., airport spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt said.
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In this day and age, why in the world would someone say something like this?
People just amaze me at how stupid they can be. It reminds me of the time my father-in-law left the plane with his bags on it just before take-off. My wife and kiddos were late getting to the flight and he wanted to delay the plane so my wife/kids would make the plane. It was pre-911 and it held the plane long enough for them to make the plane. However, the airline folks were PO'd to say the least. He is kind of an arrogant SOB (was hoping they would arrest his rear for such stupidity) but alas I will have to wait!!
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