San Francisco Jetliner Threat Stops American Airlines
By: Rob Adams
Published: Aug 20, 2021
San Francisco jetliner threat stops San Francisco flight by TSA.
San Francisco jetliner threat stops American Airlines. A jetliner was held by the TSA in San Francisco due to a phone threat. Federal officials stopped American Airlines Flight 24 that was bound for New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.
American Airlines and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) said passengers were being taken off the plane on at least five buses to be interviewed and re-screened. Next, the plane was moved to an isolated area of the tarmac. Authorities did not reveal the nature of the threat against AA Flight 24 with 163 passengers and 11 crew members aboard.
"The threat was called into a local police department," American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said in a statement. "There were no hostages, but the TSA has moved the plane to a remote tarmac," added Tim Smith.
Jetliner officials said there were 163 passengers and 11 crew members aboard the Boeing 767. The FBI later determined that the telephoned threat was not credible. Although, witnesses described the evacuation as calm, a man and a woman sitting in the back row were taken off in handcuffs.