Bomb threat halts jetliner from San Francisco takeoff

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August 20, 2010 01:49

 
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WASHINGTON — A bomb threat caused authorities to stop a New York-bound jetliner from taking off from San Francisco on Thursday, a US law enforcement official said.

The official said a caller said a bomb was aboard American Airlines Flight 24. He said there was no direct threat the plane would be hijacked.

The flight was halted just before its scheduled takeoff Thursday morning at San Francisco International Airport after someone called in the threat.

Passengers were removed from the plane and taken by buses to a terminal where they were sent through security again.

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