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Love Connection Delays Flight

Wed., April 5, 1995, midnight

A musician from Ireland who couldn’t bear to leave her beau behind bolted from her plane just before it left.

Nuala Ni Chanainn left the TWA flight in such a hurry Monday that authorities at San Francisco International Airport suspected she left a bomb behind.

The flight was delayed for 3 1/2 hours while officials searched the cabin, emptied the belly of the Boeing 767 and examined all the luggage, using bomb-sniffing dogs.

The 34-year-old violinist and her new love were questioned by FBI agents, the Federal Aviation Administration and airport security.

She was finally found guilty of nothing more than “trying to make a love connection,” said airport spokesman Ron Wilson.

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