Planes Detained at JFK Over Hijack Call
American Airlines, Finnair flights searched by FBI
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2012 5:07 PM CDT
In this file photo, planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(Newser) – Two inbound flights were waylaid at JFK airport in New York today after an anonymous caller claimed a hijacker and explosives were waiting on board, CNN reports. The Finnair flight from Helsinki and American Airlines flight from San Francisco were moved to a remote area where federal authorities were waiting, said a TSA spokeswoman, but an FBI search turned up nothing. According to a law enforcement source, pilots said both flights were smooth sailing before they landed.

 

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