The 767 jet bound for New York from San Francisco landed at
Kansas City International Airport at about 1 p.m. because of
concern about an object that resembled a flash drive in a
bathroom, said airport spokesman Joe McBride.
All 227 passengers and crew got off the plane at the airport and
waited several hours while it was inspected by authorities. Bomb
and arson investigators and a dog checked out the plane and the
object, Kansas City Police Darryl Forte said in a Twitter
statement. "Not an explosive device," Forte wrote.
The FBI also investigated, but a spokesman declined comment
McBride said there were no stated threats associated with the
device but American Airlines used caution in landing the plane
for inspection in light of attacks or attempted attacks on
aircraft in recent years.
"This is a new day and age," McBride said.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; editing by Edith Honan and Eric
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