Suspicious wires, not bomb, found on Delta plane

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:53

Zeenews Bureau

New York: A Madrid-bound Delta Air Lines jetliner returned to New York on Thursday night after the discovery of suspicious wires.

New York officials have not found any explosive device in the flight that returned to Kennedy International Airport. Officials are, meanwhile, grilling a male and female passenger in connection with the matter.

According to New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne, Delta Flight 126 bound for Madrid returned to the gate and evacuated on Thursday after a report of a suspicious device aboard. The flight took off at 8 pm and it landed around 10 pm.

Authorities say wires were found in the lavatory that apparently did not belong to the plane.

It was initially thought the passengers were evacuated before the plane took off.

(With Agency inputs)



First Published: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:49

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