Airport security scare caused by ‘hoax’

Airport security scare caused by ‘hoax’

A SECURITY scare at Los Angeles International Airport was sparked by a “hoax” on board a Thai Airways plane en route from Bangkok, the airline has confirmed.

The Airbus A300 “that landed safely following a bomb hoax at Los Angeles International Airport has been released by US federal authorities for its return flight to Bangkok,” Thai Airways said in a statement.

A member of the cabin crew found a message written on a mirror in one of the plane’s lavatories about an hour before the flight was due to land.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) later said no credible threat or device was found on board.

The plane landed safely at Los Angeles about 9pm (local time) on Tuesday after the captain decided to continue the flight. Passengers and crew were questioned as officials searched the plane.

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