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Las Vegas Woman Faces Federal Aircraft Threat Charge
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LAS VEGAS -- A 25-year-old Las Vegas woman is facing a federal charge alleging she called a bomb hoax into U.S. Airways about a Sept. 11, 2010, flight out of McCarran International Airport.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Nevada said in a statement Thursday that flight 399 to Phoenix returned to the Las Vegas airport and passengers and baggage were re-screened after the pilot was informed of the threat. No explosive was found.

Miki Victoria Sudo of Las Vegas is accused of telling the airline that her boyfriend, a passenger, would blow up the plane. Sudo surrendered to the FBI in Las Vegas pending a Thursday appearance before a federal magistrate.

She was indicted on a conveying false information charge. Bogden says Sudo could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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