A 20-year-old man, who has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming he found a letter in an airplane bathroom that indicated a bomb was on United Airlines flight, faces a potential penalty of 10 years in federal prison and $250,000 fine.
During a flight from San Diego to Denver, Korth allegedly claimed to have found in the plane’s bathroom and alerted the flight’s crew to the possible threat.
The note said that there was a bomb on the plane and that the flight crew should not attempt to land the aircraft, the news release says.
The crew notified authorities at Denver International Airport, including the FBI.
When the plane landed, it was parked on an isolated taxiway. Passengers were evacuated onto waiting buses and the aircraft was swept by Denver Police Department explosive detection canine assets. No explosives were found.
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