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Law official: Passenger on flight not terrorist

Law official: Passenger on flight not terrorist

A law enforcement official says a suspected passenger on a diverted flight was not a match to a person listed on the U.S. government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying.
Continental Flight 881 was diverted midflight to Jacksonville, Florida, because officials thought one of the passengers might be someone on the government's no-fly list.
The official said that after the plane landed the government determined there was no match. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.
An airline is not supposed to issue a boarding pass to a person on the no fly list.


Updated : 2021-02-25 05:17 GMT+08:00