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Bomb threat on Oakland-bound flight an apparent hoax

September 19, 2011 | 10:24 am

An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely in Oakland on Monday after authorities were told that a bomb was on board.

Oakland International Airport received a call reporting that a bomb was on Alaska Airlines Flight 342, said Joanne Holloway, an airport spokeswoman. The flight, which departed from Seattle, landed in Oakland shortly before 8 a.m. and taxied to an isolated area, she said.

Passengers got off the plane and were bused to the terminal, where they were rescreened. Authorities screened the plane but found no explosives. Passengers were then allowed to return to the plane to collect their personal items on board.

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