Darthluke12694 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4288 times:
Their has been a bomb threat reported to American Airlines on an AA flight. I can only find one website so far, but the flight was from AUS to ORD. The note was found in the airplane bathroom after the plane left the gate. The pilot reported the threat to the control tower.
So far, it sounds everyone is safe. They questioning passengers and searching for any explosives.
Sometimes FA's lock the lavatory doors from the outside to keep passengers from using them until the seatbelt sign has been turned off after takeoff. However, they open the door and check to see if anyone is in the lavatory first, before the shut and lock the door. Maybe that's how they found the note. Also, FA's don't have to be seated once the plane leaves the gate, they have to be seated when the captain/first officer says something along the lines of "cabin crew please be seated for take-off", when take-off is imminent/approaching
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NotLegalAdvice From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3265 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2): Bomb threats are daily happenings. I guess it's news because some moron faked it on an airplane instead of a bus or a building?
Some disgruntled student used to call in bomb threats at my school as a kid. We had more than 3 evacs. Also had one at the local art museum while a charity event was going on. Silliness...
Bomb threats are taken a lot more seriously after 9/11, especially on airliners. Not only is the initial response to them more careful, the law enforcement response is usually a lot stronger as well. They won't drop it just because they didn't find a bomb.
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