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article imageForced landing for plane suspected to have a bomb

By Amanda Byas     Aug 8, 2013 in World
Philadelphia - The FBI is investigating a phoned-in tip after a flight heading from Ireland was forced to land because of a hoax bomb threat.
The US Airways flight from Shannon Airport landed earlier in Philadelphia when someone phoned in a tip similar to the supposed call that was already received.
There were 171 passengers and crew members on-board the flight during this time. They were all re-screened by police on the runway before they could give the all-clear.
Philadelphia police officer Joseph Sullivan gave reporters this information:
"As soon as the plane arrived the homeland security unit officers began to communicate with the pilot, we have the ability to communicate from the nose gear of the plane. We made sure the flight crew understood what was going on and what steps we were about to take, so we had very good communication with the US air crew."
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