Both planes were “cleared of security concerns” and passengers bused to the terminal, the airport tweeted around 6 p.m.
The first one, JetBlue Flight 1006 from Long Beach, arrived around 4:15 p.m. from Long Beach. It was sent to the far southwest end of the airfield, about 2,500 feet from other coming and going flights, said Cooper. Passengers were walking off using portable stairs, he said. They were taken to the terminal on buses. A passenger named Tiffany has been tweeting pictures of airport police, luggage being sniffed on the pavement by dogs, and the sunset.
The evacuation was a precaution, and other jets continued to take off and land, Cooper said earlier.
Then another plane was detained, Delta/SkyWest #4741 from Phoenix. The pilot mentioned three bomb threats, said Jenna Luthman, an executive producer at Northwest Cable News, who was on board and spoke live to KING 5 during its 5 p.m. newscast. (Read more about the delays after bomb threats HERE)
BOMB THREATS NATIONWIDE FORCE PLANES TO REROUTE, ISOLATE UPON LANDING
By JORDAN SCHACHTEL. Two planes that had just touched down on Sunday afternoon at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were immediately isolated, reportedly due to multiple bomb threats.
A third plane, a Delta Airlines flight originally scheduled to fly on Sunday afternoon from Los Angeles to Orlando, was diverted to Dallas due to “a security concern”. . .
It remains unclear whether the three Sunday bomb threats are connected. Sunday’s threats come just one day after NORAD scrambled two fighter jets to escort two flights to Atlanta. On Saturday, airline officials received a “credible” bomb threat via Twitter, prompting the partial shutdown of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. (Read more from this story HERE)