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Charlotte-bound flight diverted to Maine for ‘security issue’

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, ME (AP) — A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman describes as a “security issue.”

A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information.

US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the Boeing 767 with 179 passengers and nine crew members was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was a “security issue” on Flight 787.

The Transportation Security Administration says the flight was diverted “out of an abundance of caution.”

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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