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American Airlines Plane Evacuated in Ohio After Bomb Threat: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A bomb threat was made on an American Airlines plane in Port Columbus, Ohio after a bomb threat was made, reports NBCi.com. The plane landed in Ohio just before noon.

The plane was originally incorrectly reported as an American Eagle carrier jet.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The TSA Are Screening All Passengers

After being held on a runway in the airport, the plane is now being evacuated. The TSA are screening all passengers. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the flight had 133 passengers and five crew members on board.


2. Nobody is Reported to Have Been Hurt

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A threatening note was found on board the plane, reports NBC Dallas. There are no reports of injuries.


3. Other Travel is Not Yet Affected

The bomb scare is not affecting other flights:


4. The Plane Was Coming From Dallas

The flight was number AL 302 landing in Port Columbus, Ohio coming in from Dallas/Fort-Worth. The plane is a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (twin-jet).


5. After Landing, Police Boarded the Plane

At around 11:50 a.m., police responded to the scene and began searching the plane with the help of a K-9 unit.

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