Captain requests plane sweep at Buffalo airport

In this June 19, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 is serviced at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Ark. The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday, July 28, 2014 is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The captain of a Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore asked that the plane be swept after landing at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

Police performed the search after the flight landed as scheduled and all passengers had departed the plane. According to an NFTA spokesperson, nothing was found during the search.

At this time, it is not clear why the search was requested. Southwest Airlines issued the following statement:

“After a safe and on-time arrival this afternoon at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the Captain in command of our flight 3092 from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport requested additional security screening of the aircraft before its outbound departure back to BWI. All 133 Customers who had flown in on the aircraft had deplaned aircraft, along with all cabin and checked baggage, prior to the screening. We do not discuss publicly details of our security protocols as we work to ensure Safety in all aspects of every flight.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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