Germany-bound Lufthansa flight diverted to New York after bomb threat

A Germany bound Lufthansa Airlines flight from Texas was diverted to a New York City airport following a threat call received by the airline`s headquarters, reports said on Tuesday.

Updated: Dec 13, 2016, 13:05 PM IST
Germany-bound Lufthansa flight diverted to New York after bomb threat

San Francisco: A Germany bound Lufthansa Airlines flight from Texas was diverted to a New York City airport following a threat call received by the airline`s headquarters, reports said on Tuesday.

According to reports, Flight 441 destined for Frankfurt from Houston landed safely and was taken to a remote area of John F. Kennedy International Airport around 8:30 pm, a spokesman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Steve Coleman, said.

All passengers were evacuated from the plane and were taken to hotels after which the authorities searched the jet, a Lufthansa spokesman later said on Tuesday in Germany.
 
However, he neither confirmed nor denied receipt of a bomb threat, adding that he did not have enough information.

Joerg Waber, the Lufthansa spokesman, also said once the search is complete, the plane will be flown back to Germany without passengers.

Operations at the New York City airport had not been affected by the incident, said Coleman, the Port Authority spokesman.