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Bomb threat diverts United jet to Phoenix

4:00 AM, Nov 1, 2013   |    comments
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A bomb threat forced a United Express flight from San Francisco to San Antonio to make an emergency landing in Phoenix on Thursday, authorities said.

United Express Flight 5573, operated by Skywest Airlines, landed at 4:45 p.m. PT (7:45 p.m. ET) at Sky Harbor airport, TheArizona Republic reports. Between 25 and 30 passengers were escorted from the jet, and authorities were sweeping the plane and searching luggage, an airport spokeswoman said.

A bomb squad was dispatched, but no details were immediately provided about the nature of the threat or whether anyone was detained.

No flights out of Sky Harbor were delayed.

Michael Winter, USA TODAY

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