Bomb Threat on Plane in Boston
BOSTON (AP) _ A flight bound for Amsterdam was forced to return to the gate Thursday night after airport officials in Boston received a telephone threat that a bomb was on board.
The man who called the Massachusetts Port Authority said a bomb was aboard Flight 37 to Amsterdam but the flight with that number had already landed safely, said Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella. The same jet was taxiing on the runway for its return to Amsterdam as Flight 38.
``The pilot wanted his plane searched, the passengers taken off and rescreened,″ Orlandella said.
The Northwest Airlines/KLM flight had 149 passengers and 10 crew aboard. After being searched, it departed Logan about four hours later, according to Northwest.