Security Scare Forces Flight Evacuation in Philly
FBI doesn't think it's a terror incident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 7, 2010 1:44 PM CDT
Authorities search a plane on a closed runway at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010.   (Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Authorities are looking for someone who may have improperly gained access to the tarmac at Philadelphia's airport, prompting passengers to be removed from a US Airways flight to Bermuda. An FBI spokesman says the incident doesn't appear to have any connection to terrorism. Police say initial reports from the scene indicate a person lacking a security badge was helping load the plane. When co-workers approached him, he left the scene and remains unaccounted for. Authorities swept the aircraft for explosives and later cleared it for takeoff.