Foot powder delays Birmingham-Jacksonville flight

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Posted: Nov 01, 2010 7:55 AM
Foot powder delays Birmingham-Jacksonville flight

A Southwest Airlines flight to Jacksonville was delayed in Alabama after a flight attendant spotted white powder leaking from a box in an overhead bin. Officials say the substance turned out to be a harmless foot powder.

Passengers aboard Flight 602 departing from Birmingham, Ala., were taken off the plane Sunday evening. A hazardous materials team went on board to investigate.

Testing determined the substance wasn't dangerous, and the 77 passengers were allowed back on the plane and departed safely to Florida.

A Southwest spokesman says a passenger thought the substance was foot powder he had packed. Authorities confirmed that was the case.

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Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com