Authorities investigate ’security concern’ aboard US Airways aircraft

October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News  

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) — Federal authorities are investigating a ’security concern’ aboard a US Airways aircraft at Philadelphia International Airport, the airline said.

The incident involves US Airways flight 1070, an Airbus A319 that was due to depart for Bermuda International Airport. “Shortly before 10.15 a.m. (EDT), a security concern was raised,” a spokeswoman for US Airways said.

The 102 passengers and 5 crew members then deplaned the aircraft, the spokesperson added, without providing details about the security concern.

Multiple agencies were investigating the incident, including Philadelphia Police and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). “TSA is aware of an ongoing incident at Philadelphia International Airport on US Airways flight 1070,” TSA spokesman Greg Soule said.

“All passengers have been deplaned safely and the aircraft has been moved to a remote location. Law enforcement and TSA are responding to sweep the aircraft,” Soule added.

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