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Passenger on Diverted Flight Not Terrorist

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says the passenger
on a diverted flight was not a match to a person listed on the
government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from
flying.

Continental Flight 881 was diverted mid-flight to Jacksonville,
Fla., because officials thought one of the passengers might be
someone on the government's no-fly list.

The official said that after the plane landed the government
determined there was no match. The official was not authorized to
discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

An airline is not supposed to issue a boarding pass to a person
on the no fly list.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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