A plane bound for Tel Aviv was searched in New York this afternoon after a bomb threat.
Delta Airlines’s officials confirmed late Monday that a threat on Delta flight 468 resulted in two aircrafts being deplaned at New York’s JFK International Airport.
“Earlier this evening, another airline received a threat regarding Delta flight 468. Delta currently operates two aircraft under that specific flight number — San Francisco to New York-JFK which is currently on the ground at New York-JFK and New York-JFK to Tel Aviv, currently in the boarding process,” a statement from Delta read.
“Proper security procedures are being followed for both aircraft. Delta has passed this information along to federal authorities.”
One plane had just touched land from San Francisco, while the other had already been boarded and preparing to take off for Tel Aviv.
The San Francisco liner was a Boeing 757 with 171 passengers, and the Tel Aviv plane was a Boeing 777 with 215 passengers.
Passengers were bussed from the tarmac to the terminal while the planes were searched. Both planes were given the all clear to take off, the FBI said in a tweet.
The threat was reportedly made while one or both of the planes were still in the air. An official investigation is underway.
Jspace received the following communication from a passenger on the plane headed to Israel: