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Two U.S. Airliners Searched at Atlanta Airport after ‘Credible’ Bomb Threat

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportF-16 fighter jets were dispatched to escort two airliners to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, on January 24.

The fighter jets were sent from a South Carolina base after the authorities received a ‘credible’ bomb threat on Twitter, which targeted the inbound Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156. The Southwest flight was coming from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while the Delta flight was arriving from Portland, Oregon.

Both aircrafts landed uneventfully and all passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

The passengers were allowed to leave the airport after the FBI authorities debriefed them. The planes and luggage were thoroughly searched by the bomb disposal squad.

An airport spokesperson later confirmed on twitter, “All clear for both aircraft & normal airport operations have resumed. Thank you for your patience. Safety & security are our top priorities.”

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Delta Flight Dumps Thousands of Gallons of Fuel before Landing in Emergency at Atlanta Airport

DeltaA Delta Airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 21.

The plane was on its way to Narita, Japan, with 316 people aboard when one of its 4 engines failed. The pilots then turned the faulty engine off and decided to return to Atlanta for emergency landing.

The aircraft dumped thousands of gallons of fuel in the air over Lake Allatoona to shed off extra weight, before it safely landed at the airport. No one was injured.

The passengers were transferred to another plane which took them to their destination.

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