Flight diverted after flash drive found in bathroom

2014-01-06 10:20
American Airlines. (Bill Montgomery, AP)

American Airlines. (Bill Montgomery, AP)

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Kansas City - An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after a flash drive was found in a bathroom.

Airport spokesperson Joe McBride says the discovery was made on Sunday afternoon as Flight 24 was headed from San Francisco International Airport to John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

McBride says the Boeing 767 was taken to an area away from the terminal and was searched. The 227 passengers and crew members were evacuated.

McBride says it is "a new day and age since 9/11" and that officials take precautions if something is deemed suspicious.

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