JetBlue pulled one of its flights after discovering a tweeted message that bluntly warned: “Guys, flight 321 and 334 have explosives on board,” USA Today reported.
The rest of the message read: “And you don’t care? It’s going to be funny watching them fall out of the sky.”
The Twitter account that caused such alarm also contained threats to several other flights, USA Today reported. The one that JetBlue pulled, 321, was traveling from Boston to West Palm Beach, Fla.
“Flight 321 from Boston to Palm Beach returned to the gate prior to takeoff earlier this evening due to a security situation,” JetBlue Airways Corp. spokesman Sebastian White said, USA Today reported. “While we believe the threat to be non-credible, the safety of our customers is our first priority. We are cooperating with law enforcement officials who determine the appropriate security response.”
The same Twitter account also sent out a tweet to US Airways, warning: “US Airways Flight 1721 has a semi-nuclear explosive on board. EVACUATE NOW!”
Federal authorities are investigating.