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    WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria has landed safely in B.C. after a receiving a bomb threat.
    James Bogusz with the Victoria Airport Authority says Flight 1709 received the threat around 4:20 p.m. PT. The plane landed at the airport at 5:43 p.m. and all the passengers have disembarked.

    He says officials are not treating the bomb scare as a credible threat, but are taking precautions and a bomb-sniffing dog went through the aircraft.

    WestJet tweeted the flight had been cleared and the RCMP will proceed with a criminal mischief investigation.

    This is the fifth WestJet flight that has received hoax threats in the past week and was forced to divert mid-flight. No explosives were found on any of the aircraft, but on Monday, six passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation of a WestJet flight in Winnipeg.
    WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat - British Columbia - CBC News

    This is really bizarre... I can't remember anything like this happening before.

    Five in a week.

    I hope they catch whoever is doing these random acts of douchebaggery.

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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat - British Columbia - CBC News

    This is really bizarre... I can't remember anything like this happening before.

    Five in a week.

    I hope they catch whoever is doing these random acts of douchebaggery.
    5 in a week? How is it that it's not making the news here? I watch local news, watch national news, read papers and read articles online and this is the first I've heard of it.

    Scary.
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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    5 in a week? How is it that it's not making the news here? I watch local news, watch national news, read papers and read articles online and this is the first I've heard of it.

    Scary.
    Maybe they don't want copycats.

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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat - British Columbia - CBC News

    This is really bizarre... I can't remember anything like this happening before.

    Five in a week.

    I hope they catch whoever is doing these random acts of douchebaggery.
    I'm guessing disgruntled ex-employee.
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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'm guessing disgruntled ex-employee.
    I was thinking SSM supporter

    These actions are pretty darn nefarious...
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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Maybe they don't want copycats.
    Good point, but I've never heard of American media to shy away from anything, even if it does exacerbate the problem. If it bleeds, it leads.
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    Re: WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria receives bomb threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Good point, but I've never heard of American media to shy away from anything, even if it does exacerbate the problem. If it bleeds, it leads.
    That's a good point, too. It sure has been a busy news week, though. So maybe the threat got lost in the news cycle because of all the other things that have been happening. But I dunno, I'm just guessing. But it looks like they might be hot on the suspects trail, so stayed tuned...unless that gets buried, too.

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