Single bomb threat affects two Delta flights
NEW YORK (CNN) — A Delta flight that landed in New York Monday night was searched after a bomb threat was made.
An unidentified person called in a threat to Delta Air Lines Flight 468 while it was en route from San Francisco to New York, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The flight, a Boeing 757, departed San Francisco International Airport at 11:55 a.m. Monday, according to FlightAware, bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. It landed at 7:40 p.m. Monday.
Passengers were evacuated and taken to a secure area, while investigators searched the plane with canines and checked all cargo and luggage, Pentangelo said. An all clear for the flight was then given.
“All clear at JFK airport following earlier bomb threat to Delta flight,” the FBI’s New York office stated on Twitter.
Delta Air Lines also had another plane flying under flight number 468 Monday night.
The second Delta Flight 468 was in the process of boarding for its scheduled 9:23 p.m. departure from New York to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. The flight departed after 9:30 p.m. with 215 passengers.
The airline says proper security procedures were followed for both aircrafts.