Spirit Airlines Flight 596 had to return and make an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 19.
According to the airline, “the flight crew decided to return to the gate because of a security issue on board.” It is believed that two passengers were overheard mentioning ‘bomb’ about 20 minutes after the plane took off for Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The plane landed uneventfully. The passengers who were heard talking about bomb were removed while the Bomb-sniffing dogs searched the aircraft.
Authorities confirmed that no explosive were found.