Talcum Powder Triggers Flight Scare
Pilot declares emergency before landing at Raleigh
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2011 2:11 AM CDT
The 131 passengers on the American Airlines flight from Chicago were kept on board while it was being checked.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – A pilot declared an emergency ahead of landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport yesterday because an "unidentifiable substance" was found on board, reports WRAL. The plane was directed to an isolated area upon landing and a hazmat crew was sent in to examine the substance, which turned out to be talcum powder.