Friday, October 29, 2010

CBS Philly:

UPDATE - BREAKING: - BOMB FOUND ON PLANE FROM LONDON - 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport


PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package.

Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off.

Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package.

The two occupants safely exited the aircraft after landing in a remote area of the airport.

Authorities have not said if the incidents are related. Both remain under investigation.

Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says Philadelphia police and
other agencies are with the plane at a remote part of the airport.

Lupica says she believes the flight is a cargo plane. She referred
all other questions to the Department of Homeland Security.

Operations at the airport have not been affected. No delays are reported.


Reuters: Bomb threat checked on cargo plane in Philadelphia

NBC Philly: Suspicious Pkgs seized from plane @ Philly Intl


Report: Bomb Found On Plane In London

 Homeland Security is conducting sweeps on UPS planes at Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. DHS investigating suspicious packages reported on the cargo planes after a explosive device was reportedly found aboard UPS flight in London.