Bomb Threat Forces Jet to Land in Las Vegas

An MGM Grand Air jet bound for New York from Los Angeles made an emergency landing Friday at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a bomb threat was made to a reservations clerk.

The DC-8, which carried 47 passengers and 10 crew members, stayed on the ground for about two hours while bomb-sniffing dogs searched the interior and the luggage was run through a scanner.

No bomb was found, but the plane was delayed further while mechanics fixed a flat tire.


Among the passengers on board the luxury airliner was actress Angela Lansbury, star of the television program “Murder, She Wrote.”

Airport spokesman Sam Ingalls said the plane made its unscheduled stop about 10:40 a.m. after someone phoned a reservation clerk and said that a bomb was aboard.