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Knife Scare on Australian Plane

A Qantas Airways flight from Perth to Singapore was delayed on Wednesday after a passenger found a box-cutter in a seat pocket. The Australian authorities have launched an investigation into the incident – the fourth air security breach in the country in as many weeks. The knife – reported to be similar to those used in the 11 September hijack attacks on the United States – was found soon after Flight QF77 took off from Perth International Airport. A passenger alerted the cabin crew, and the aircraft returned to Perth, where Australian Federal Police were immediately summoned. All 233 passengers were taken off the aircraft and re-screened, causing a 90-minute delay, a Qantas spokesperson said. A spokesman for Transport Minister John Anderson said the knife could have been placed into the seat pocket while the plane was in Jakarta. Full Story

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