Fighter planes escort planes with bomb threat to safety


Atlanta: Two US airline flights with bomb threats were accompanied to their destination by North American fighter planes in Atlanta.

After the landing, the planes were searched thoroughly and no bombs were found any of the planes and the airport returned to normal operations.

There were threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines fight 2492, from Milwaukee.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled fighter jets from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina. A pair of fighter jets accompanied each aircraft as it landed.

FBI and airport officials have not confirmed the source of the threats.

86 passengers were on board the Southwest Airlines flight and 180 on the Delta Air Lines.