Lufthansa Flight Diverted to JFK After Threat to Aircraft: Port Authority

A Lufthansa flight from Texas to Germany made an emergency landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night due to a bomb threat.

The plane was guided to a remote part of the airport.

The pilot diverted to JFK and the plane landed safely, he said.

The law enforcement official says the Joint Terrorism Task Force is monitoring and the plane will be re-screened.

Chron.com reports the plane departed from Houston at 7:30 p.m.

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"LH441 was diverted as a matter of precaution in coordination with the relevant authorities and the pilot", the airline said in a tweet.

Coleman says the incident has not impacted flight operations at JFK.

"Passengers disembarked and [Lufthansa] staff will take care of them".

The New York Police Department's Bomb Squad, accompanied by bomb sniffer dogs, are traveling to the scene to search the Airbus A380 double-deck aircraft, Port Authority police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told New York Daily News.

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