Southwest flight diverted after crew finds “suspicious message”

A Southwest Airways flight arriving from Phoenix was taken to a distant space of Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday after the crew found a “suspicious message,” authorities mentioned. Airport spokesman Jonathan King mentioned Southwest Flight 2104 arrived round 5:15 p.m. earlier than it was taken to the distant location.

In accordance with the assertion from Southwest, the 95 passengers and 6 crewmembers on board the Boeing 737-800 had been taken to the terminal by bus. The plane has a capability of 175.

CBS affiliate WUSA-TV studies a heavy police presence with flashing lights surrounded the airplane after it landed at BWI.

A heavy police presence surrounded the airplane after it landed at BWI. WUSA-TV

The airport assertion did not say what the observe contained or the place on the airplane the observe was discovered. A spokeswoman for Southwest mentioned authorities cleared the plane and the passengers had been allowed to say their baggage.

Passengers on different flights informed CBS Baltimore the information was unsettling.

“I do not know what individuals are considering to do one thing like that… I am simply glad nothing extra critical occurred,” mentioned traveler Bob Hicks, who was flying into BWI from Denver.

“(It is) undoubtedly very scary, surprising, stunning,” one other traveler, Kieran Yeatman, mentioned.

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