A device that looked like a flash drive was found in an American Airlines plane bathroom Sunday, forcing an emergency landing due to concerns that it could have been dangerous. And it turned out to be quite interesting.
A device that looked like a flash drive was found in a plane lavatory, prompting the plane to land as it was investigated as a bomb threat. The device turned out to be a camera. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
Though evaluation of the device by officials after landing revealed it wasn't bomb-related, it could have been nefarious none the less. NBC News reported the device turned out to be a camera.
According to KCTV-TV, American Airlines flight 24 from San Francisco to New York City landed at Kansas City International Airport around 2 p.m. and passengers were ushered off the plane. After they deplaned, they were informed of the bomb scare investigation.
Each passenger was questioned by the FBI, the news station reported.
"To hear the phrase bomb scare, bomb threat, one of my daughters was crying. We calmed her down a bit, but I have to say, I'm pretty stressed out now too. So I'm trying to breathe deeply," passenger Javier Arau, who lived in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, told KCTV.
Passengers were back on the plane and onto their final destination several hours later.
Watch KMBC-TV's report about the incident:
According to NBC, officials are still trying to identify the owner of the device.
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(H/T: The Verge)