ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An airport in Alaska has reopened Saturday after a bomb threat regarding a cargo plane heading to Asia forced the aircraft to divert to Anchorage and officials closed the air space.
The China Air cargo plane enroute to Taipei had been diverted after taking off from Seattle after a bomb threat was called in to the Port of Seattle, Anchorage police said in a statement. No explosive device was located.
Inbound flights to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport were temporarily halted Saturday morning, KTUU reported. Flights bound for Anchorage had been told to divert to Fairbanks International Airport.
The cargo plane was searched in a secure, remote section of the airport, said Anchorage Airport spokesman Eland Conway.
The FBI and Anchorage Police were leading the investigation.