UPDATE: Paper Towels Prompt Re-Screening of Passengers on Plane
UPDATE: Comment is from United spokesman, not spokeswoman.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passengers aboard a flight bound from St. Louis to Washington on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had to make a return to the gate after crew became concerned about something found on the plane.
The Transportation Security Administration says GoJet Airlines flight 3681, a regional carrier for United Airlines, was still on the runway Sunday when it returned to the gate. A TSA spokeswoman says all passengers were re-screened at the request of the pilot. Nothing was found and the plane departed.
A United spokeswoman says crew found paper towels stuffed in a toilet, raising concerns and prompting the re-screening. She says the plane arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport just over an hour late.