Bomb threat grounds 2 planes at JFK

Bomb threat grounds 2 planes at JFK

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A bomb threat at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night grounded two planes, officials said.

Passengers on board two Delta flights were told to get off each of the planes before authorities began their investigation.

At about 8:15 p.m., someone phoned in warning of a bomb threat to a Delta flight 468 landing at JFK, which had arrived from San Francisco, officials said.

Alarms went off inside the airport afterwards, which signified a security alert, the officials added.

“Earlier this evening, another airline received a threat regarding Delta flight 468. Delta currently operates two aircraft under that specific flight number — San Francisco to New York-JFK which is currently on the ground at New York-JFK and New York-JFK to Tel Aviv, currently in the boarding process,” Delta said in a statement.

“Proper security procedures are being followed for both aircraft. Delta has passed this information along to federal authorities,” the statement added.

A Boeing 757 with 171 passengers arrived from San Francisco and the other was a Boeing 777 with 215 passengers which was to fly to Tel Aviv.

Passengers from both planes were evacuated and transported to the terminal but later both planes were allowed to take off.

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