Fighter jets escort passenger planes to Atlanta Airport after bomb threat
New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Two passenger flights were made to be escorted to the Atlanta Airport by two F-16 fighter jets after they received terror threats, media reports said on Sunday.
Southwest Airlines Flight 2491 and Delta Flight 1156 landed safelyat Atlanta's Hartsfield -Jackson International Airport, according to CNN.
The bomb disposal and canine units carried out a search on the planes after the airport received threats on Twitter.
The threats reportedly were considered credible.
According to reports, the Delta flight was traveling from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta in Georgia, while, the Southwest flight came from Milawaukee in Wisconsin.
The fighter jets came from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina.
The jets returned to the base once the passenger planes landed safely in the Atlanta Airport.
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