Airplane evacuated in Ohio over bomb threat

An Ohio airport says a bomb threat led to passengers being evacuated from a plane that landed in Columbus Monday after a flight from Texas.

Angie Tabor with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority says the threat was made before American Airline flight 302 landed in Columbus at about noon Monday on a regularly scheduled flight from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Tim Smith, an American Airlines spokesman, said a threatening note was found onboard the plane, but he would not disclose details, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Tabor says 133 passengers and five crew members were being evacuated from the plane, a Boeing MD80, which has been parked away from the terminal according to airport procedures.

Tabor says other flights are proceeding normally. She says airport police, the Transportation Security Administration, the FBI and the Columbus bomb squad are investigating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.