Suspected bomb threat causes plane to make emergency landing at KCI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A plane made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport due to a suspected bomb threat.

Several crews were called out around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Airport Spokesperson Joe McBride said Sunday the American Airline flight, coming from San Francisco International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport, landed after someone found an "unattended" flash drive in the bathroom.

According to NBC News, the device found inside the bathroom of the plane was not a flash drive, but a camera disguised as a flash drive.

The plane was isolated at one side of the airport, and all 215 passengers, plus 9 crew members were evacuated.

The plane was thoroughly searched and cleared.

No injuries were reported.

 

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