Bomb threat hoax grounds Cape Air flights


HYANNIS — Planes at Cape Air have been grounded briefly after a bomb threat was phoned in to an airline call center in Rockland, Maine. The threat was later determined to be a hoax.

Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes says the call came in on the airline’s 800 number Saturday night. It prompted the Cape Cod airline to immediately ground its fleet of 61 planes.

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The airline has flights along the East Coast, Virgin Islands and Guam.

Haynes says each plane was examined and no explosives were found. Flights soon resumed.

The FBI is investigating the incident.