Pen Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat

A Pen Air flight from Anchorage to Dillingham made an emergency landing at the Dillingham Airport Monday afternoon. Melissa Anderson is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pen Air. She says Pen Air flight 253 made an emergency landing after a bomb threat came in around 3:30 p.m.

Pen Air flights to and from Dillingham were cancelled for a time, but  after a full inspection of the aircraft,  nothing suspicious was found, and fights  resumed just after 6pm last night.  Pen Air is working with the FBI to investigate the threat.

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