BOMB ON A PLANE: Fighter Jets Escort Planes to Atlanta Airport

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Two passenger planes were escorted by fighter jets to Atlanta’s airport Saturday afternoon after bomb threats were made against them, authorities said.

Delta Air Lines Flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2462, arriving from Milwaukee, landed at a remote location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the airlines confirmed to CBS News.

“Due a security situation, the aircraft operating Flight 2492 was taken to a remote area of the airport where customers and the aircraft are being rescreened,” Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said. “Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and people. We cannot comment on the nature of the security situation.”

A Delta spokesperson confirmed one of their planes was also involved and that the aircraft was being inspected.

NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter told CBS News two NORAD fighter jets escorted the planes as a precautionary measure. He would not confirm any additional details.

Read more: CBS News

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