BANGOR (AP) – Federal investigators have determined a reported threat that caused a trans-Atlantic flight from England to Chicago to be diverted to Bangor International Airport was not credible, the FBI said Monday.

“That issue’s been resolved. Nobody was charged,” FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz said.

American Airlines Flight 55 originated in Manchester, England. The Boeing 767, carrying 167 passengers and 12 crew members, was diverted at the request of the Transportation Security Administration and landed in Bangor at 12:59 p.m. on Friday.

Passengers were questioned after being taken off the plane, which was searched by bomb-detection dogs. The flight continued at about 9 p.m.

The incident was one of seven that disrupted U.S. flights Friday. There was no indication terrorism was involved in any of the problems.

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