A Lufthansa flight headed to Germany from Texas was diverted to a New York City airport on Monday night after a bomb threat, authorities said.
Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, last night when a threat was called in to the airline’s corporate headquarters in Cologne (kuh-LOHN’), Germany.
Coleman says the pilot was notified and chose to divert to JFK as a precaution. The plane was taken to a remote area of the airport where 530 passengers and crew were evacuated.
Officials were searching the plane late last night. The flight has been rescheduled.
Coleman said the incident has not impacted flight operations at JFK.