American Airlines jet grounded in New York after threat

Jet threat

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Two passenger planes were isolated at New York's JFK International Airport on Monday after a telephoned threat.

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

NEW YORK — Two passenger jets were isolated at JFK International Airport in New York because of a terrorist threat on Monday afternoon.

American Airlines Flight 25 from San Francisco was one of them; the other was a Finnair flight from Helsinki.

A caller claimed that a terrorist was hidden in the wheel wells of those planes.

The aircraft were examined by security personnel and were given an "all clear" late Monday afternoon.

No evidence of stowaways was found.

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