plateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 30729 times:
Just hearing on the news radio WCBS880... two planes (AA and Finnair) have made emergency landings at JFK after called in bomb threats ... one supposedly say bomber was in wheelweel of jet
It's AA24 and a B767 (SFO-JFK) with air marhsalls onboard
Finnair was bound for JFK from HEL
"A Port Authority official tells ABC News that the caller claimed that a terrorist secreted in a wheel well of each plane."
Departing flights were delayed up to 30 minutes
From NYCAviation on Twitter:
FBI investigating two aircraft at JFK, closing runway 13L. FinAir and American aircraft. H/T @SouthpawCapture
qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2298 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 26693 times:
Wow... I can't blame the pilot for being anxious about what was going on. He may have been drawing the lines between the dots, and I can't blame him for thinking about evacuating the aircraft. I can't believe ATC was not more forthcoming with the information. I know it was an unusual situation, and hopefully they learned what not to do if it happens again in the future. The company probably didn't know anything at that point, just like the pilots. Good on the captain for demanding answers.
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FlexJetOKC From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
That is pretty sad the AA crew didn't receive information until they landed. It most certainly could of been handled better. I know the guys up in the tower are slammed though but this is no excuse. Hopefully this is an isolated event and will be a good training exercise on how to expedite crucial information to crews.
[Edited 2012-09-18 12:46:27]
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