Saturday, January 17, 2015

Delta flight evacuated at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU) after threat on social media

MORRISVILLE, N.C. — A Delta flight from Atlanta to Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated after landing Saturday afternoon due to a bomb threat made on social media, airport officials said.

Flight 1803 left Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and RDU officials were made aware of the threat at about 12:30 p.m., airport spokesperson Mindy Hamlin said.

Passengers on the plane were evacuated on a runway at RDU, and the plane was kept away from either of the airport's two terminals. Authorities were checking luggage on the plane following the evacuation.

Several departing flights from RDU were delayed at the time of the incident, although officials did not comment on how the security threat was impacting other flights at the airport.

No other information about the threat was available.


MORRISVILLE, N.C. -   A plane was evacuated shortly after landing at RDU International Saturday afternoon due to a bomb threat on social media, officials said.

Delta flight 1803 left Atlanta Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 11:30 a.m. and landed shortly after 12:30 p.m. at RDU.

Officials were made aware of the threat around 12:30 p.m. and the plane was put on the ground immediately, Mindy Hamlin of RDU said.

A total of 107 passengers were evacuated once the plane landed. Those passengers will remain at the airport until an investigation into the threat is complete, officials said.

Law enforcement dogs are being used to sniff the aircraft and luggage, officials said.

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