(NEW YORK) — Officials cleared two flights held for a time at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a threat involving the aircrafts was phoned in Monday.
A caller told authorities that the flights, a Fin Air flight from Helsinki and an American Airlines flight from San Francisco, had “two individuals” described as terrorists “secreted in the wheel wells.” This claim led law enforcement officials to search each plane, a Port Authority official told ABC News.
Investigators viewed the threat as one with low credibility, but the planes taxied to a secure area, where the crews of each plane were interviewed.
No explosives or terrorists were found.
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