Southwest Airlines 737 evacuated in bomb scare
A bomb scare prompted the evacuation Friday of a Southwest Airlines flight in Houston, Texas.
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(CNN) -- A threat against a Southwest Airlines flight prompted the evacuation of the 141 people onboard at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, an airline spokeswoman said.
But it turned out to be a "non-event," she said, and authorities later allowed the flight to continue on to its final destination, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Boeing 737 was carrying 136 passengers and five crew members from Dallas to Houston, when the threat was received, said Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Edna Ruano. She would not elaborate on its nature.
An FBI official and a Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman said a passenger found a note on the plane suggesting a bomb threat.
Flight 21 landed at 12:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. ET) and was immediately evacuated while still on the tarmac. Bags were re-screened and a bomb squad with dogs was sent to sweep the plane before authorities determined there was no danger.
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