Unstable Passenger Claims Bomb Implant
What: US Airways B767 from Paris to Charlotte
Where: Bangor Maine
When: May 22, 2012
Who: 179 passengers, 9 crew
Why: Around noon, Two F-15 fighter jets scrambled to intercept a US Airways plane where a French woman from Cameroon had handed a note to a flight attendant claiming that she had a surgically implanted bomb. She was traveling alone and had no baggage.
The flight which made a safe landing in Maine.
The flight was interrupted for three hours when passengers were evacuated, and federal customs agents escorted the woman off the plane in handcuffs. The plane was examined and reboarded.
A passenger said the crew initially blamed the unexpected landing on fuel and weather issues.