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Plane searched after bomb threat

world Updated: Nov 09, 2007 12:09 IST

A plane that landed at LaGuardia Airport, New York, was searched after a bomb threat was reported to the police, NY1 news channel reported.

All 117 passengers and five crewmembers on American Airlines flight 382 safely exited the plane after landing on Thursday afternoon.

The plane was from Chicago O'Hare. The Transportation Security Administration said that a man phoned and said he got the information from the Internet.

The call came into a general number at the New York Police Department and was transferred to 911. The caller, who spoke slowly, claimed he had seen information on the Internet that there was a bomb on the flight.

The empty plane was isolated at a section of LaGuardia Airport following the bomb threat, and no bomb has been found so far.

Other flights at the airport were not affected.