Jet forced to land after airline receives threat

FILE - Indianapolis International Airport

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.

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