OAKLAND – A Maui-bound flight was rerouted to Oakland Worldwide Airport on Monday after an ominous picture appeared on passengers’ telephones, authorities mentioned.
Round 11 a.m., the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace obtained phrase that somebody on Southwest Airways Flight 3316 had used the AirDrop function on their Apple gadget to share a photograph that instructed a bomb was on the aircraft, Lt. Tya Modeste mentioned.
Deputies met the aircraft when it touched down at 12:35 p.m. and helped passengers deplane. Modeste mentioned bomb-sniffing canine have been then introduced in to evaluate the passengers, the plane and roughly 300 items of baggage. No explosives have been discovered.
Round 2:30 p.m., passengers have been allowed to reboard the flight, which originated from Las Vegas.
A Southwest Airways spokesperson confirmed the flight was rerouted however deferred further inquiries to regulation enforcement.
“We place no precedence greater than security and we’re grateful for persistence and understanding throughout this delayed journey to Hawaii,” the airline mentioned in a press release.
Modeste mentioned no arrests have been made, however the case stays beneath investigation, each by the sheriff’s workplace and the FBI.