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Monday, 5 September 2011

Airbus Updates No.418

Man Taken Off Flight For Making Bomb Threat

A man was taken into police custody after making a bomb threat on a flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, officials said.
Spirit Flight 245 left McCarran Airport in Las Vegas around 5:30 pm Saturday but returned shortly after, according to McCarran spokesman Glenn Gardener.
"He made some kind of a threat while in the air and they had to turn around," Gardener said. Airline officials arranged to meet Las Vegas police at the gate, and the man was taken into custody, Gardener said.
The passengers were taken off the plane as a precaution and put on another plane to Los Angeles. "Whenever we get a bomb threat we have to screen the aircraft," said Gardener.
Las Vegas police said the man was drunk, according to a KLAS-TV report.
The threat was made just one week before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.
Misty Pinson, spokeswoman for Spirit, said the plane landed normally, and authorities conducted a search and found nothing.

Incident: Spirit A319 at Las Vegas on Sep 3rd 2011, bomb hoax

By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Sep 5th 2011 12:44Z, last updated Monday, Sep 5th 2011 12:44Z
A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N514NK performing flight NK-245 from Las Vegas,NV to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 89 people on board, departed Las Vegas' runway 07L and was climbing through about 6000 feet when the crew requested to return to Las Vegas reporting a threat from a passenger. The aircraft joined a left downwind for runway 07L and landed safely on runway 07L about 10 minutes after departure. Las Vegas Police took one passenger into custody.

Police reported the passenger allegedly made a bomb threat. The airplane and luggage has been searched with no traces of explosives found

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