JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Buffalo After Alleged Bomb Threat

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM EDT

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JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Buffalo After Alleged Bomb Threat

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - In response to a JetBlue flight originating from Boston bound for Chicago, the Transportation Security Administration has released a statement:

"JetBlue flight 923 (BOS-ORD) diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport at the request of the flight crew because of a telephonic bomb threat. The plane landed safely at 8:25 a.m. and has since been cleared of any possible threats. A passenger is being interviewed by law enforcement authorities."

The plane left Boston Logan International Airport around 7 this morning and was bound for Chicago O'Hare. The crew called for an emergency landing in Buffalo shortly after 8. The runway to the Buffalo Airport was closed until the plane landed safely just before 8:30.

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