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Plane Grounded Due To Fear of Live Bacteria

Plane Grounded Due To Fear of Live Bacteria


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(KSL News) About 150 passengers aboard an airliner faced a three hour delay in Salt Lake City, as the result of a live bacteria scare.

Delta flight 1289 from Dallas arrived in Salt Lake Friday, and was scheduled to continue on to Ontario, California.

But, after the flight landed in Salt Lake, some people got off the plane, and then crews found a sack left behind in first class.

Dave Steele of Sandy is one of the passengers who got on the plane. He says that about ten minutes later, the pilot told passengers that there was a hazmat situation on board, and that everyone would need to get off the airplane.

Steele told KSL's Shelley Osterloh that Delta identified and contacted the passenger who had been sitting in the seat where the bag was found. He is a microbiologist, and reportedly he said there was a live bacteria in the bag.

Crews removed the sack and sanitized the plane. Then around 9:30 pm passengers reboarded, and the flight was able to continue on to California.

There was no official word from the airline Friday night, and no information on what exactly was in the sack.

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