NORAD scrambled two fighters to escort a Cathay Pacific flight to Vancouver International Airport on Saturday following reports of a bomb on board. The 283 passengers on the flight from Hong Kong were detained at the airport for about four hours while officials conducted an investigation and performed a security sweep of the aircraft. Outbound passengers on the same plane also received an additional security check. No explosive device was found, and officials said the two anonymous calls, which originated from a pay phone in Vancouver, may have been made as a prank.
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