The plane had an emergency landing at LaGuardia airport in Nowe. As reported by the services, the reason was a potential security threat. Police detained one of the passengers.
According to the New York media, the incident took place on the Republic Airways flight 4817 from Indianapolis. At around 3 p.m. local time, the plane landed safely.
“After exiting the active runway, the plane stopped on the taxiway and carried out a preventive emergency evacuation. The crew responded to this situation in accordance with our procedures, with professionalism and concern for the safety of everyone on board. Law enforcement and first respondents arrived, and the attending passenger he was arrested in the incident, “states, inter alia, the statement by Republic Airways.
As the manager informed, among others At New York’s Port Authority airports, all 76 passengers and six crew members were evacuated uninjured.
– The plane landed due to reports from other passengers about the suspicious and erratic behavior of the passenger who is being interviewed – reported NY1, citing the Port Authority.
Evacuation and detention
Indianapolis resident Laura Bergdoll, who was flying with her 7-year-old son, told CNN that as soon as the plane had landed, “the pilots and flight attendants started shouting” evacuate! Evacuate! ” and we all got off the plane. ” As the woman added, she heard that “someone was acting suspiciously and was threatening a bomb”.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul judged later that evening that “there is no reason to believe that there was any threat to New Yorkers at the time.”
LaGuardia airport services informed that it is now operating normally.
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