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Memo: Flight from Va. to Fla. may have been dry run for terrorists

Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-12 00:12:18-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (WTVR) -- A recent flight from Virginia to Florida may have been a practice run for terrorists planning an attack, according to WTSP in Tampa.

The station reports a memo sent to pilots from the U.S. Airline Pilots Association said several recent cases appear to be dry-runs, to test a flight crews' reaction to an inflight threat.

In fact, the memo stated the most recent attempt occurred on on Sept. 2 when a group of Middle Eastern men boarded a flight at Reagan National Airport  and made a scene by distracting the flight crew.

WTSP reached out to TSA official, who confirmed the incident, but said the matter did not require any further investigation.

A Florida congressman has since called for an investigation into the incident.

Click here to read more on this story from WTSP.