BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Plane On J.F.K. Airport Runway

Passengers were taken off the American Airlines flight from Barcelona after an unspecified threat was made. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Posted on November 30, 2014, at 1:14 p.m. ET

Passengers onboard an incoming flight from Barcelona have made an emergency deplaning at New York's J.F.K. airport after an unspecified bomb threat was made.

Jacob Rosenberg / Via Twitter: @jrosenberg

Passengers were taken onto buses waiting on the runway after American Airlines flight 67 landed safely.

Jacob Rosenberg / Via Twitter: @jrosenberg

A New York Fire Department spokesman told BuzzFeed News that crews were standing by as a precaution on the request of the Port Authority, which oversees the city's airports.

QNS 2-ALARM JFK, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE,

FDNY@FDNYFollow

QNS 2-ALARM JFK, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE,

12:14 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Port Authority for further information.

Jacob Rosenberg / Via Twitter: @jrosenberg

Passengers reported on social media that the exit was orderly and no one was injured.

Orderly exit off #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

Jacob Rosenberg / Via Twitter: @jrosenberg

Sniffer dogs are said to be searching the plane:

All passengers are off of the bomb-threatened #AA67 and onto buses. NYPD dogs are now on board to inspect.

NYCAviation@NYCAviationFollow

All passengers are off of the bomb-threatened #AA67 and onto buses. NYPD dogs are now on board to inspect.

12:57 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers still kept on buses. Someone collecting info from crew. #jfkbombthreat

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

Passengers still kept on buses. Someone collecting info from crew. #jfkbombthreat

1:33 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers say their luggage is being searched:

We are being held until they go over each piece of luggage 4 times. #aa67 #jfkbombthreat

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

We are being held until they go over each piece of luggage 4 times. #aa67 #jfkbombthreat

1:49 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#jfkbombthreat #aa67 each passenger will be matched to each bag. Every bag being opened and reviewed by police dog.

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

#jfkbombthreat #aa67 each passenger will be matched to each bag. Every bag being opened and reviewed by police dog.

1:50 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers also say they have been told that a ransom was demanded.

PA police suggested this threat may have been tied to a demand for money.

Jacob Rosenberg@jrosenbergFollow

PA police suggested this threat may have been tied to a demand for money.

1:52 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Authorities confirmed bomb threat, said some said they put a bomb on our plane and demanded money for our safety. #jfkbombthreat #aa67

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

Authorities confirmed bomb threat, said some said they put a bomb on our plane and demanded money for our safety. #jfkbombthreat #aa67

1:52 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some passengers say they have now been allowed to leave the airport.

Out of JFK in an @Uber to Manhattan. Earned some serious travel karma points today. Glad we are all safe and sound #AA67 #jfkbombthreat

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

Out of JFK in an @Uber to Manhattan. Earned some serious travel karma points today. Glad we are all safe and sound #AA67 #jfkbombthreat

3:08 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thanks @twitter @americanairlnes @nypd @nyportauthority for orderly process #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

Thanks @twitter @americanairlnes @nypd @nyportauthority for orderly process #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

3:32 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Support our journalism

Help BuzzFeed News reporters expose injustices and keep quality news free.

Contribute
ADVERTISEMENT