Diversion blamed on bomb threat note
allegedly placed by flight attendant
The Associated Press is reporting that an American Airlines
flight attendant has been arrested and charged with a criminal bomb
threat that resulted in the diversion of an AA flight to Nashville.
The flight originated in Dallas and was scheduled to arrive in
FBI agents arrested 37-year-old Gay Wilson of Arlington (TX) on
friday, one day after she said she had found the note in one of the
aircraft's lavatories. The note claimed that there was a bomb in
the aircraft's cargo hold, but after a thorough search, nothing was
Ms. Wilson was charged with unlawful interference with an
aircraft, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
She is scheduled to appear for a court hearing on Tuesday, June