US fighter jets escort plane to JFK

2010-10-29 21:29

Washington - US officials say two military fighter jets are escorting a commercial airliner from the Canadian border to New York City. The plane is carrying cargo from Yemen.

The officials said there is no known threat associated with the plane, but it was being escorted to John F Kennedy International Airport as a cautionary move. It was not clear if the plane had landed yet.

Authorities on Friday were investigating whether suspicious packages shipped aboard cargo planes from Yemen to the US were part of a terrorist plot.