Threatening Note on US Passenger Plane
Saturday, August 06, 2005
(SNN Houston) A threatening note found on a US passenger plane caused a scare Friday. Authorities kept the plane away from the terminal in fear of an explosive device.
the plane was diverted to an isolated section of Houston Hobby Airport.
After landing in Houston Texas the plane was diverted to an isolated section of Houston Hobby Airport. US Homeland Security Department officials were quoted by Local TV channels as saying that a passenger alerted flight attendants after finding a note which said there was a bomb on board.
Then, the 136 passengers and five crew members waited for an hour while law enforcement tried to figure out whether or not the plane they were sitting in was going to explode.
No arrest has been made with connections to the incident
So far no arrest has been made with connections to the incident. Investigators "were able to determine that there was no terrorist threat to the airplane or passengers," FBI spokesman Al Tribble said. But, still, the chilling message remains. “All Your Base is Belong to Us. Somebody set us up the bomb.”
After the passengers had been taken to safety, the 737 was detonated, just in case an explosive device was present.