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Lufthansa flight diverted to New York airport due to bomb threat

The Plane Was Later Taken To A Remote Area Of The Airport Where 530 Passengers And Crew Were Evacuated.

PTI | Updated on: 13 Dec 2016, 01:40:32 PM
Lufthansa flight diverted to New York's JFK due to bomb threat

New York:

Following a bomb threat a Lufthansa flight was diverted to New York's John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport late on Monday night.

The plane was later taken to a remote area of the airport where 530 passengers and crew were evacuated.

Briefing more on the incident, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, last night when a threat was called in to the airline's corporate headquarters in Cologne (kuh-LOHN'),Germany.

He also added that the pilot was notified and chose to divert to JFK as a precaution. 

Officials were searching the plane late last night.The flight has been rescheduled. Coleman says the incident has not impacted flight operations at JFK. 

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First Published : 13 Dec 2016, 10:55:00 AM