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.”