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Hawaiian Airlines flight delayed after bomb threat

September 16, 2010 |  9:47 pm

A Hawaiian Airlines flight was delayed for nearly two hours Thursday night after someone phoned in a bomb threat.

The LAPD bomb squad and a canine team searched the plane, which was due to leave LAX for Honolulu at 6 p.m. with 225 people aboard.

The Boeing 767 was carefully inspected, and passengers and luggage were re-screened, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The flight took off after 8 p.m.

The investigation into the threat against Flight 9 will be ongoing, officials said.

A conviction for making a false statement or hoax about a bomb could result in a five-year federal prison sentence.

-- Andrew Blankstein