Bomb hoax via AirDrop forces emergency landing of Southwest flight

  • A Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Hawaii was diverted mid-flight after an unknown passenger sent a bomb threat via AirDrop to other onboard iPhone users.
  • The flight was forced to make an unscheduled stop at Oakland, California, where bomb-sniffing dogs discovered no explosives on the aircraft.
  • Following a six-hour delay, the flight resumed its journey to Hawaii; the investigation is ongoing with no arrests made yet.
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