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Bomb Threat Reported Aboard Southwest Flight



    Bomb Threat Reported Aboard Southwest Flight
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    A bomb scare at Philadelphia International Airport turned out to be unfounded after a person called to say there was a device onboard a plane.

    A bomb scare phoned in to Southwest Airlines' Dallas headquarters turned out to be unfounded.

    An unidentified person called Southwest Airlines' corporate office Monday to say there was a device onboard a plane.

    Southwest officials said a specific flight number was never given during the threat call, but that the TSA decided to search Flight 466 bound for Raleigh, N.C., as a precaution.

    Flight 466 was sitting at gate D3 at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday afternoon when the call came in, TSA officials said.

    All 59 passengers and crew were evacuated, and the plane was moved away from the terminal, officials said.

    The Boeing 737 was eventually moved to a remote portion of the airport and searched by Philadelphia police K-9 units, officials said.

    About 50 pieces of luggage were also searched.

    Investigators said no device was found. They quickly gave the all-clear to let the plane fly. The flight was delayed about an hour.

    The FBI and TSA are continuing to investigate the incident.