When a bomb threat note was discovered on a United Airlines flight, an inquiry has been started. After a bomb threat was made on a note in the restroom of a United Airlines flight, the Burlington International Airport in Vermont was shut down for several hours.
United Airlines flight
Before touching down at Burlington International Airport, United Airlines flight 3613, an Embraer 175 traveling from Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey to Burlington International Airport, Vermont, received a bomb threat.
Only 20 minutes before the flight was scheduled to land, the pilots of United Airline flight 3613 were informed that a note containing a bomb threat had been discovered in the bathroom. During the time of landing, the emergency reaction was launched when the pilots alerted Air Traffic Control to the danger.
Burlington International Airport
As the United Airline landed at Burlington International Airport, this reaction led to the airport’s closure for several hours. The United Airlines plane was directed to a particular section of the airport as it touched down at Burlington International Airport. At about 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the plane touched down. K-9 units were brought onto the aircraft to conduct a search when it was instructed to land at a different location on the airstrip.
Passengers were permitted to disembark and leave the aircraft when the police search was over and no threats were discovered. Sometime after 19:00 EST, all of the passengers were allowed to leave the aircraft.
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The 65 passengers could not, however, bring any personal things on board. All of the passengers were taken to a terminal where they received a briefing on the circumstances and were able to pick up their luggage and personal things. When discussing the situation, traveler Phil Baruth said:
“The fact that someone left a note and spoiled everyone’s days seems cruel on the one hand. Someone who is a little insane, it would seem. Yet, I never felt in danger because of how well the local authorities handled everything.”
Using K-9 units, they started the search inside the aircraft. Authorities were determined to have detected nothing strange or suspicious. A federal investigation was started by the authorities and is still going on.
Jon Murad, the interim head of the Burlington Police Department, said:
“We have a secure set of folks here. Our aircraft is secure. Our airport is secure. We have effective results and follow-through on processes.”
Furthermore, there were no recorded injuries, and when the matter was discussed, the authorities stated that there was no reason to think the incident was anything other than an isolated one.
The flight’s operator, Republic Airlines, stated the incident, which read as follows: “The aircraft taxied to a secluded area of Burlington out of an abundance of caution, and a precautionary security scan of the aircraft was carried out with no discoveries.
We extend our profound gratitude to the neighborhood first responders for their prompt and competent response as well as to everyone on board for their tolerance and understanding.”
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