August 5, 2005

Southwest flight lands in Texas after bomb scare

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines plane from Dallas,
Texas, landed in Houston on Friday after a written threat was
found on the plane, airport and Homeland Security officials

Homeland Security department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse
said Southwest Flight 21 landed after a threatening note was
found on the plane. Another official said a passenger turned in
a note saying there was a bomb on board the plane.

The Boeing 737 with 136 passengers and five crew on board
was diverted to an isolated section of the airport. All
passengers were safely evacuated at Houston Hobby Airport, an
airport spokesman said.

Bomb-sniffing dogs and law enforcement officials were
examining the plane and officials were questioning and
screening passengers, Homeland Security officials said.

The flight was going from Dallas to Houston and then on to
Corpus Christi.