Bomb threat at JFK

2012-09-18 09:35
Two aircraft were searched at John F Kennedy airport in New York following a bomb threat on Monday.

According to reports on TravelMole, officials received an annoymous telephone call claiming that a hijacker and explosives were onboard an American Airlines flight arriving from San Francisco and a Finnair flight arriving from Helsinki, Finland.

Both flights were taken to a secured location on the tarmac where they were searched but the FBI has confirmed, "nothing suspicious was found."

Last week, a US Airways flight was returned to its place of origin in Philadelphia after a similar anonymous phone call said a passenger was carrying liquid explosives.

The call turned out to be from an ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, Kenneth W Smith Jr, 26, who was charged for the hoax and now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250 000 fine (about R2.07 million at R8,28/$).


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