Plane searched at JFK after false bomb threat
20 January 2015, 09:03
New York - Authorities say a passenger jet
at John F Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat.
Port Authority spokesperson Joe Pentangelo
says Delta Air Lines Flight 468 from San Francisco to New York with 171
passengers landed at JFK Airport just after 19:40 on Monday.
Pentangelo says the Boeing 757 was
evacuated and taken to a remote part of the runway where it was swept and found
to have no explosives.
Delta spokesperson Lindsay McDuff said
another airline received the threat regarding Flight 468 and that proper security
procedures were followed.
She said Delta also currently operates a
JFK to Tel Aviv flight under the same flight number and was in the process of
boarding on Monday night. Pentangelo says that plane was also searched and