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Bomb Threat Found on Commuter Plane with Springfield Origin
Bomb Threat Found on Commuter Plane with Springfield Origin

An American Eagle plane originating in Springfield landed at a Louisiana airport after a note about a bomb threat was found.

FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said 15 passengers and three crew members were aboard a commuter aircraft that landed safely Tuesday. In a statement, American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said the plane departed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 9:18 a.m. and landed at Monroe Regional Airport at 10:29 a.m.

The plane was scheduled to depart Springfield, as it does Monday through Friday, at 6:40 a.m. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport officials don’t know whether Springfield is connected to the threat.

Romig said no device was found aboard Flight 3648. She says agents were interviewing 15 passengers and three crew members but no suspects were immediately identified. The airport was shut down with traffic diverted temporarily to Jackson, Mississippi. Miller said further details would come from law enforcement.