Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
Miami airport’s Concourse J has reopened after a bomb scare, according to an airport spokesman.
Police closed and evacuated the concourse for about an hour this morning after a bomb-sniffing dog detected something on a pallet there, according to The Associated Press.
“Everything has reopened,” said airport spokesman Greg Chin. “Our Concourse J was evacuated for about an hour while Miami-Dade Police investigated a suspicious item.”
Posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Wednesday that nobody on Flight 165 was injured.
Pinson says the Airbus A319 left DFW airport on Tuesday but shortly after takeoff the captain received an indication of a possible mechanical issue. Pinson says there was smoke in the cabin but no fire and one engine was shut down.
Pinson says the jet made a normal landing and the 145 passengers safely deplaned. Passengers were put on another Spirit jet and continued on to Atlanta later Tuesday.
Passenger Fred Edwards told WGCL-TV in Atlanta that there was an explosion and flames came up the side of the plane.
A plane that had to make an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport is back on its way to Hawaii.
Alaska Airlines Flight 837 took off around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning from San Jose Mineta International Airport bound for Honolulu.
Soon after takeoff, the plane, a Boeing 737, hit a bird and was forced to land in Oakland.
The plane was checked out and deemed safe to head back out.
No one on board the plane was hurt.