Police Investigate Terror Threat On Irish Plane in Philadelphia Airport

U.S Airways plane on the ground.

U.S Airways plane on the ground.

Authorities flocked to the runway in Philadelphia’s airport this afternoon after a bomb threat was reported on a flight originating from Dublin, Ireland. Nothing suspicious was reportedly found. The aircraft was surrounded and all 171 passengers and 8 crew-members were deplaned and screened. Their luggage was removed and inspected as well. Five buses were brought to the plane to take passengers back to the terminal. Bomb sniffing dogs checked the aircraft after it was taken to a remote area.

US Airways flight #777 landed after a threat was phoned in by an unknown male at around 1:30 p.m, claiming there was a suspicious device on the plane according to local news.

The plane was expected to land at 1:45 p.m today. According to the airlines website, the flight arrived at 1:58 pm. The plane was followed by a number of fire-trucks on the runway.

Passangers deplaning

Passangers deplaning

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Flight plan of U.S Aiways flight #723

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