U.S. Airways Flight Evacuated Over Beeping Credit Card Reader

Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight in New York City were forced to evacuate their plane last night over a mysterious beeping sound. Because we all know that time bombs beep just like they do on “24.”

The Boston-bound flight was preparing for takeoff from LaGuardia Airport when passengers reported the beeps coming from somewhere inside the cabin. So the plane turned around and all 99 passengers were evacuated to the terminal.

From the NY Daily News:

The sound turned out to be just a beeping credit card reader, indicating a low battery, a Port Authority spokesman said.

After the passengers reboarded the plane, the flight landed in Boston about 9:10 p.m., just over an hour after its scheduled arrival time, an airline spokesman said.

Beeping credit card reader leads to evacuation of plane at LaGuardia Airport [NY Daily News]