Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017
A flight of American Airlines made an emergency landing on Tuesday night at McGhee Tyson Airport on account of a ‘non-credible threat’, as revealed by an official spokesperson of the airlines company.
Flight 1804 was travelling to Indianapolis from Charlotte.
During this point of time, the airplane had contacted the tower, requesting permission to be diverted, according to Becky Kuckaby, the spokeswoman of McGhee Tyson Airport.
Eventually, the plane was able to make an emergency landing.
Thereafter, all the passengers of the flight were deplaned. They were then lodged at regional hotels overnight, said Huckaby.
The spokesman of American Airlines, Ross Feinstein refused to divulge the details of the nature of the threat. Also, he refused to say how it was communicated. He merely said that the threat had not originated from the aircraft.
One of the passengers tweeted that a bomb scare was responsible for the emergency landing of the airplane.
Most of the 130 passengers in the flight had to be rebooked on alternate flights, as declared by Feinstein. The plane that was grounded overnight for inspection was expected to depart on Wednesday morning.