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Plane lands safely in US after bomb threat

world Updated: May 02, 2010 11:11 IST

A United Airlines flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport landed safely in Philadelphia after crew members found a threatening message in the plane's lavatory that said "Bomb on, will die".

The plane, an Airbus A-320 with 113 passengers and 5 crew members on board, was headed to Philadelphia International airport.

The crew found a hand-written bomb threat on a bathroom wall on the plane during the flight and notified authorities.

"A flight attendant observed writing on a wall in a rear laboratory that stated 'Bomb on, will die'," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said.

The flight landed safely at a secure area of the airport around yesterday night and was met by Philadelphia police, FBI and Transportation Security Administration officials.

The passengers were taken to a secure location to talk to investigators, while the crew members were taken to a separate location for questioning, according to investigators.

Luggage aboard the plane was scanned and searched by authorities, who said so far no suspicious devices or packages have been found.