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Written Threat Prompts Evacuation Of Southwest 737 In Baltimore
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:14:33 AM »

A written threat made at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) prompted the evacuation of nearly 100 passengers aboard an inbound Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. Flight number WN2104 departed Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) at 11:00 Monday morning for the 4hr 10min flight to Baltimore.

Upon arrival, the plane taxied to a remote area of the airport and waited for local authorities to arrive, as is Southwest Airlines policy when dealing with this kind of incident. After assessing the threat’s nature, 95 passengers and six crew members were taken to the main terminal by bus.

We don’t know what was on the note
When answering a Fox News request for more information, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson said:“Earlier this evening, the Crew onboard flight 2104 identified a written threat upon arrival into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Our Crew followed protocol by notifying the appropriate authorities and moving the aircraft to a remote location while awaiting further instruction,” a spokeswoman for Southwest wrote via email. “The authorities promptly arrived and boarded the aircraft, safely transferring the 95 passengers and six Crewmembers to the airport terminal via buses.”Despite Fox News asking for information about exactly what was written on the note and how it was delivered to the crew, the airline did not comment except to say:

“We fully cooperated with authorities as they took extra precautionary measures to secure and thoroughly review the aircraft,” Southwest’s spokeswoman wrote. “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience; the safety of our employees and customers always remains our utmost priority.”