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TSA Statement on American Airlines Flight 24

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TSA was made aware of the alleged threat made via phone against American Airlines flight 24 (SFO-JFK) before take-off. Out of an abundance of caution, TSA requested the plane be moved to a remote location. Passengers were deplaned and interviewed by law enforcement. The aircraft was swept with negative findings and all passengers are safe.