May 18, 2006

“Boom” sparks bomb scare in US Airways plane

BOSTON (Reuters) - The word "boom" found scrawled in the
bathroom of a US Airways airplane during a flight from
Washington DC to Boston caused a brief bomb scare on Thursday.

Massachusetts state police with bomb-sniffing dogs swept
flight 2024 after it landed in Boston's Logan International
Airport but found no explosives, said Ann Davis, a spokeswoman
at the federal Transportation Security Administration, or TSA.

"The pilot and command called ahead and notified TSA and
the Massachusetts state police who met the aircraft and
ultimately swept the aircraft using explosive detection
canines," she said.

Davis said the writing was found by flight crew while the
plane was in the air.