Wed, Nov 14, 2007
Hot Suitcase Delays US Airways Flight
A US Airways/America West flight was
delayed Tuesday morning at Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Airport, when baggage crews spotted smoke eminating from a suitcase
being loaded into the aircraft's cargo hold.
As passengers who had already boarded the Boeing 737-300
were hurried off the plane, crews checked the bag and determined
there were no explosives in the suitcase, reports CBS News.
The A-17 gate in Terminal 4 was also evacuated, as hazmat teams
It's not yet known -- or, at least, has not yet been reported --
why the suitcase was smoking. PHX spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said
the owner of the suitcase was a passenger on the flight, and was
being questioned on the matter.
The flight was delayed approximately one hour. Flight 200 to San
Antonio, TX was reboarded, and departed PHX just before noon.
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