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'Suspicious item' discovered on New Orleans plane bound for Phoenix

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Local authorities were called to MSY airport after pilots discovered a "suspicious item" on a Phoenix-bound plane.

According to Southwest Airlines, the pilots of flight #2029 called local authorities after finding a "suspicious item" on the plane just before 7 p.m. on Oct. 15. The plane has since been cleared of any threat.

There were 134 customers set to board the plane to Phoenix according to Southwest. They will now board a different aircraft to Phoenix and are expected to arrive about four hours after their originally scheduled time.

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