White powder found inside Southwest Airlines jet at FLL

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport gave the all clear after a white powder was discovered on board a Southwest Airlines flight, Sunday.

Crews discovered the suspicious substance during a routine check after the jetliner touched down at the airport. No passengers were on board at the time when officials came to inspect the substance.

Southwest Airlines officials released the following statement after getting the all clear for takeoff: “The crew in command of Flight 2993 from Baltimore Washington International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport followed procedure and alerted local authorities after discovering an unusual substance underneath a seat upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale. Authorities inspected the aircraft, deemed the substance non-hazardous and have cleared it for takeoff.”

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