Turns out that God was only playing a joke:
CINCINNATI (AP) — The grounding of flights Sunday at Reagan National Airport was prompted by a woman who told an Ohio airport worker that there was a bomb aboard an airplane – a warning she later said she had received in a message from God, the director of Dayton’s airport said Monday.
No explosives were found aboard the jet that flew from Dayton International Airport to Reagan, but the threat shut down the airport near Washington for about 20 minutes, the FBI said.
The woman approached a US Airways ticket agent in Dayton about midday Sunday, said Terrence Slaybaugh, director of the Dayton International Airport.
“She communicated to the agent that there was a bomb on board and that people were in danger and they needed to turn the plane around – that people were going to be killed,” Slaybaugh told The Associated Press on Monday.
The 54-year-old woman from Shelbyville, Ky., was immediately taken into custody, he said.