The pilot chose to divert, and the plane was taken to a remote area at JFK.
Our sister station WABC-TV in New York has learned that the plane in question was an Airbus A380 -- the world's largest commercial airliner -- with 530 passengers onboard.
Lufthansa Flight # 441 from Houston to Frankfurt was diverted to JFK after a bomb ‘threat’ received by phone.@ABC7NY— Sade Baderinwa (@SadeABC) December 13, 2016
Authorities checking threat to Lufthansa plane at JFK Airport. No other flights or terminals impacted.— John F. Kennedy (@JFKairport) December 13, 2016
All passengers are still on the plane. Authorities will have to offload all passengers, interview them and re-screen luggage.
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