A Revere woman was arrested Tuesday on a charge that she falsely reported in March that explosives were on board a JetBlue Airways flight that took off from Logan International Airport, authorities said.
Nicole Anna Miller, 23, made her initial appearance in federal court in Boston Tuesday on a charge stemming from the March 12 incident, which resulted in the plane, with 83 people on board, being diverted to Buffalo, the US attorney’s office said in a statement. She is due back in court Friday for a detention hearing.
It was not clear who is representing Miller. She did not enter a plea Tuesday, the US Attorney’s office said, to a single count of making aircraft-related false reports or threats.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Miller called JetBlue repeatedly that morning and informed the airline that a passenger, whom she identified as her cousin, had brought explosives onto Flight 923, which was bound for Chicago.
“Oh, my God, you guys are going to be sued; it’s not even funny,” Miller said in one call, according to the complaint. “OK, let her get on the plane, and then you guys will have a million dollar lawsuit against you; that’s fine. I just hope she doesn’t blow up the plane, but that’s OK.”
She later said that something was about to go off on the plane and added: “Please tell me the plane was stopped. My name is Nicole. My cousin is going through a lot of things right now. She is not thinking clearly. She is psychotic. She is very suicidal.”
No explosives or weapons were found on the plane, the complaint states, and investigators determined that Miller was upset about the passenger’s travel plans.