October 24, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An airliner that was diverted mid-flight because of a bomb threat is being scoured by investigators at Salt Lake City International Airport.
The plane was being searched at a runway away from the airport terminals, where a German shepherd was sniffing luggage on the tarmac.
Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann said a flight attendant found a note while the 757 was en route from Denver to San Francisco and turned it over to the pilot.
Gann said the passengers and crew were taken to the international terminal, where the FBI planned to interview passengers while trying to figure out the note's origin.
United Airlines spokeswoman Jean Medina says United Flight 741 requested help from law enforcement authorities and was cooperating with the FBI. She said 168 passengers and six crew were on the flight.