US Airways jetliner diverted on flight over Atlantic
The US Airways jetliner landed in Bangor, Maine.
May 22nd, 2012
12:17 PM ET

US Airways jetliner diverted on flight over Atlantic

A US Airways jetliner en route from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Bangor, Maine, for a "security issue," airline spokesman Andrew Christie told CNN.

A Transportation Safety Administration statement said the plane has landed safely in Bangor.

"TSA is aware of reports of a passenger who exhibited suspicious behavior during flight. Out of an abundance of caution the flight was diverted to BGR where it was met by law enforcement," the statement said.

A US Airways spokesperson said there 179 passengers and nine crew aboard the flight.

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  1. Offended Lady

    That TSA man tried to see through my girdle! (meanwhile, we spend billions on advanced home security systems vs. our neighbors. We gripe about the cost of airport security though, and how)

    May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      I'm sure you made his day!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Just a confused passenger who said there was a device implanted in her body. Flight continued to destination!

    May 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Full Story has a lot more detail now. Woman passenger, French citizen born in Camaroon, claimed she had explosive device surgically implanted in her, but had no visible scars.

    So, a random whacko who would fit in well on these blogs. Maybe it's Andre Hime's wife.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Must have imploded instead of exploding.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ Portland tony and BOMBO ©
      Are you double teaming us today with the wise cracks...
      😉 Just had to say thanks for the laugh ...

      May 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Apparently, the story wasn't fleshed out yet when earlier bloggers left comments.
    or Avser

    May 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Avser Bastion....forgot about that one. Maybe CNN can do a compilation one day.

      May 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cindy

    This woman is too crazy to count her blessings. In other countries, she would have been taken to the operating room.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Would like more details on this. Trepeditation a day before I have to fly.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
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