The Federal Aviation Administration says the private twin-engine
Cessna took off from Columbia, South Carolina shortly before 11 a-m
(9 a-m MDT) en-route to Colorado Springs. The pilot and co-pilot
were the only people on board the plane.
The plane had an Egyptian registration, and was required to file
``appropriate paperwork'' before taking off because of the foreign
registration. Air traffic controllers raised questions about the
flight and requested it land at the closest international airport.
The plane landed without incident. Transportation Security
Administration spokesman Dwain Wilkins says authorities were
satisfied that the plane was not a risk.