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  World   Americas  13 Dec 2016  Flight diverted to New York airport due to bomb threat

Flight diverted to New York airport due to bomb threat

AP
Published : Dec 13, 2016, 12:12 pm IST
Updated : Dec 13, 2016, 12:14 pm IST

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

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, Monday night when a threat was called in to the airline's corporate headquarters in Cologne (kuh-LOHN'), Germany. (Photo: Representational Image)
 Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, Monday night when a threat was called in to the airline's corporate headquarters in Cologne (kuh-LOHN'), Germany. (Photo: Representational Image)

New York: Authorities say a Lufthansa flight has been diverted to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a bomb threat.

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

Coleman says the pilot was notified and chose to divert to JFK as a precaution. The plane was taken to a remote area of the airport where 530 passengers and crew were evacuated.

Officials searched the plane. Coleman says nothing suspicious was found.

The flight has been rescheduled.

The incident did not impact flight operations at JFK.

Tags: bomb threat, lufthansa flight, john f. kennedy international airport, flight diversion
Location: United States, New York, New York