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Security Breach in Miami Causes Cancellation of Flight to V.I.

August 10, 2006 – An American Airlines flight from Miami to St. Croix was canceled Thursday afternoon after an "indefinitive security event" occurred.
Flight 695 was scheduled to leave Miami International Airport at 12:35 p.m. and arrive at St. Croix Henry Rohlsen airport at 3:17 p.m.
American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said from the company's headquarters in Dallas that the security breach caused a re-screening of the aircraft which caused a problem with time constraints and availability of flight crews. 132 passengers were scheduled for the flight.
There was no further information available on the security event that caused the flight's cancellation.
Speculation had run rampant Thursday that the flight was scrapped after someone called in a bomb threat against the airplane.
An unnamed Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) official told CBS News that the threat against Flight 695 was deemed "uncredible and unconfirmed."
The flight cancellation came on the same day that international air travel was met with long security-related delays after British police arrested 24 and foiled plans to smuggle explosives onto flights bound from Britain to the U.S.

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