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TSA Statement on Continental Flight 3006

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is aware of a situation in which a threatening message was written on a lavatory mirror on board Continental Airlines flight 3006 from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Out of an abundance of caution the flight was diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport Greensboro (GSO). The plane safely landed at GSO at approximately 10:43 a.m. EDT. The plane taxied to a remote location where it was met by local law enforcement. The plane was swept and all bags were rescreened with negative findings. Passengers were interviewed by law enforcement. The flight departed at approximately 4:15 p.m. EDT for IAD.