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Bomb Threat Delays Memphis-Bound Plane for Five Hours

SEATTLE - A Northwest Airlines flight bound for Memphis yesterday was forced to return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of a bomb threat.

It finally got off the ground again some five hours later after the plane was searched and no bomb was found.

Authorities said the threat was made by a man who missed his flight.  He was in custody.

The plane was called back to the airport about 45 minutes into the flight by investigators who said they wanted to err on the side of caution.

The suspect told a gate agent there was a bomb on Northwest Flight 980 shortly after the plane left Seattle around 12:33 p.m.

The man was never on the plane and said he checked luggage under someone else's name.

There were 142 passengers and five crew members on board.

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