Jet forced to land after airline receives threat

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Southwest Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing at the Indianapolis International Airport on Thursday, according to airport officials.

Airport spokesperson Carlo Bertolini said the jet requested the emergency landing Thursday afternoon because of a threat received by the airline. The flight landed safely at around 3:10 p.m.

Bertolini says Airport Police and other authorities responded to the scene. Passengers were bussed to the terminal and the aircraft and luggage were cleared.

There were 138 people on board the flight, which was operating from Baltimore–Washington International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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