Delta Air Lines Flight Searched at Newark Airport Following Bomb Threat
Authorities evacuated and searched a Delta Air Lines flight arriving from London at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday afternoon in response to yet another bomb threat.
According to CBS New York, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered Flight 69 to taxi to and wait at an unoccupied part of the airport where it was eventually met by Port Authority police.
As the flight's 191 passengers deplaned onto the tarmac, authorities boarded and searched the aircraft.
Passengers were told to line up their carry-on luggage on the tarmac so that it could be presented to bomb-sniffing K-9s. Twitter user Jose Fernandez was on hand to witness the process:
"It was quite scary at first, and then once we were informed properly, I felt a bit better about the situation," said passenger Sophie Kelly via CBS New York.
After search efforts turned up nothing suspicious or threatening, the situation was resolved around 2 p.m. ET.
Afterward, passengers were bused to the terminal so they could pass through customs.
Monday's harrowing situation comes just one day after an Alitalia flight was evacuated and searched at nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport following a bomb threat. Incidents like these have become much more frequent at New York area airports since Memorial Day Weekend.
Scares like these are also becoming all too common for Delta. This past January, two of the carrier's planes were searched at JFK following a bomb threat.
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