Flight Diverted Over Threat Written on Mirror

Continental flight has to land in North Carolina
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2010 11:40 AM CDT
File photos of a Continental Airlines plane taking off.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Another in-flight threat: Officials say a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to the Washington area has been diverted to North Carolina after a threatening message was written on a bathroom mirror. TSA officials say Continental Flight 3006 was headed for Dulles when it was directed to land at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro "out of an abundance of caution."

The TSA said the plane was met by law enforcement officers after taxiing to a remote area of the airfield. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the commuter jet, which seats 50, was operated by Jet Link. Few other details were available. The incident follows an apparently bogus threat made by a passenger on a flight headed to Atlanta yesterday.

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