Bomb Scare Forces Moscow-Bound Jet from JFK to Make Emergency Landing
NEW YORK — A Moscow-bound flight from JFK International Airport was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing in Iceland early Thursday morning after a bogus bomb threat, news sources reported.
An anonymous caller told law enforcement that five bomb-laden suitcases had been loaded onto Aeroflot Flight 103, which had 253 passengers and crew members aboard, the New York Daily News, New York Post and CBS New York said, citing statements by Russian media and Aeroflot and Keflavik spokesmen.
The plane, a two-engine Airbus A330-300 had departed from JFK Airport Wednesday evening, according to the media reports.
It landed safely at Keflavik International Airport just before 6:30 a.m. local time.
No explosives were found on board, and no injuries were reported. It was unclear which law enforcement agency the caller contacted.
No arrests have been reported.