U.S. airliner makes emergency landing over bomb threat

Washington, Aug. 8 (Xinhua-ANI): A U.S. Airways flight from Ireland made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday over an alleged bomb threat, local media said.

Reports of a suspicious device on Flight 777 from Shannon, Ireland, came in around 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT), and the Philadelphia- bound plane has landed and was taken to a secure area to be searched, according to WPVI-TV of Philadelphia.

There were reportedly 177 people onboard the plane, a Boeing 757.

TV reports showed people coming down a walkway from the plane, which had a number of police vehicles nearby with lights flashing. At least three airport buses have also been brought next to the plane.

Law enforcement agencies were now investigating, and operations at the airport have returned to normal. (Xinhua-ANI)


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