Hawaiian Airlines flight delayed after bomb threat
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