FBI Investigates Passengers for Comment Made on Vegas Flight

FBI agents interviewed two passengers after a reported threatening comment was made on a Phoenix-bound US Airways flight. The incident happened after the plane had returned to Las Vegas with a mechanical problem.

The US Airways flight had taken off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, when it encountered a mechanical issue.

After the plane safely returned, the comment caused the plane to remain on the runway while police were called, reports KLAS-TV Channel 8.

A man and woman were questioned, FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey tells CNN. He says the comment does not appear to be terrorist related. No charges were filed.

A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the comment was made as the plane taxied and was "inappropriate."

Michelle Mohr, a US Airways spokeswoman, tells CNN "there was an incident that required authorities," but did not give further details.

Passengers were put on alternative flights to Phoenix.

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