Nation IN BRIEF : GEORGIA : Eastern Ties Union to Bomb Threats

From Times staff and wire reports

Officials of Eastern Airlines said in Atlanta that striking machinists were to blame for bomb threats against a flight, contending the union was trying to frighten away travelers during the holiday season. But Charles E. Bryan, president of Machinists Union District 100 in Miami, denied that strikers were involved in the threats. The Associated Press received a call that Eastern Flight 90 from Portland, Ore., to Atlanta, was the target of a bomb threat. The anonymous caller said he had heard about the threat while monitoring air traffic. Other news organizations received tips on alleged bomb threats, said the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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