Video: No bomb found on plane at LaGuardia

updated 11/8/2007 3:47:15 PM ET 2007-11-08T20:47:15

A bomb threat involving an American Airlines flight from Chicago to New York concluded peacefully on Thursday after police searched the plane at New York’s LaGuardia airport and found no danger, American Airlines said.

“The aircraft, passengers and bags were all cleared by law enforcement personnel. The aircraft is going to be reassigned a new flight soon,” airline spokesman Tim Wagner said in a statement.

New York City police received an unspecified telephone bomb threat regarding American Airlines flight 382 from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to LaGuardia, officials said.

Bomb-sniffing dogs went through the plane and its luggage on a remote area of the tarmac while passengers waited in the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

The MD-80 plane had 117 passengers and five crew members aboard when it landed normally at 12:39 EST (1739 GMT), and Port Authority police diverted the aircraft as it traveled to the gate, American Airlines said.

“All of the passengers are going to be reunited with their bags soon,” Wagner added.

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