Airplane evacuated in Ohio after bomb threat

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio airport spokeswoman says a threatening note found in an airplane restroom led to an evacuation of the plane after it landed in Columbus following a flight from Texas.

Angie Tabor of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority says a male passenger alerted a flight attendant after finding the note, which implied a bomb threat.

Tabor says investigators failed to find any threat after a search and the Boeing MD80 was later released back to American Airlines.

The plane landed in Columbus at about noon Monday on a regularly scheduled flight from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Tabor says 133 passengers and five crew members were evacuated from the plane, which was parked away from the terminal according to airport procedures.

She says other flights proceeded normally.