Tags: US | Plane | Threat

Officials: Passenger Accused of Making Threat

Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 07:11 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A passenger on a Las Vegas to Phoenix flight allegedly made a threat Saturday after it was forced to return to the airport because of a mechanical problem, officials said.

U.S. Airways flight 399 carrying 130 people departed about 4:30 p.m. Saturday for Phoenix, but the Airbus 320 returned shortly after takeoff, McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Candice Seeley said.

"The passenger made some sort of threat" after the plane landed, Seeley said. She didn't know specifics.

Police were called and they met the aircraft.

Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman Jonella Culmer said the passenger made an "inappropriate comment" as the plane taxied back to the gate.

Police and the FBI told The Las Vegas Sun that they're investigating but no arrests have been made.

"It does not appear to be terrorist related at this point," FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey told the paper.

Calls to Las Vegas police and the FBI by The Associated Press weren't returned Saturday night.

Seeley said she believed the passengers taken another flight by late Saturday.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Bernie Kerik: Ax Attack 'Just Beginning' of Lone Wolf Strikes

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 13:59 PM

The brutal hatchet attack on New York City police by a self-radicalized Navy veteran is only the beginning of a tidal wa . . .

House Panel to Meet With Safety Regulators on Takata Air Bags

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 12:44 PM

The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial  . . .

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Statue Smashed

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 12:02 PM

Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved