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US Airways plane departs Philadelphia; no explosives found

September 06, 2012|By Michael Muskal
  • Passengers walk off a US Airways flight at Philadelphia International Airport after the plane returned to the airport on a false tip of explosives on board.
Passengers walk off a US Airways flight at Philadelphia International… (Matt Rourke / Associated…)

A US Airways plane that was recalled to Philadelphia after law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip that liquid explosives were on board resumed its flight to Dallas on Thursday morning after authorities searched the plane and found no explosive materials, the FBI said.

Flight 1267, carrying 74 passengers and crew members, resumed its scheduled activities after the fruitless search, FBI special agent J.J. Klaver said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.

There have been no arrests in connection with the incident, nor is anyone is custody, Klaver said. Authorities were interviewing a man as they investigated who had made the false report, he said.

Police received a report about the plane after it left Philadelphia International Airport about 8 a.m., bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The plane was recalled about an hour later and searched.

No other flights were delayed because of the incident, officials said.


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