JetBlue plane loses communication on the JFK Airport tarmac, the activation of the security scare



Police surround the plane to New York JFK airport

Raw video: JetBlue flight detained on the tarmac after the radio-equipment problem that created a security scare.

A JetBlue flight was allegedly not respond to tower communications during taxiing for departure at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City Tuesday evening, triggering a security scare.

Flight 1623 was scheduled to depart for Los Angeles at 7:30 pm ET, but responding to the air traffic control for take off.

Law enforcement agencies surrounded the plane once the communication is lost.

According to the tweets of the passengers, “heavily armed police and FBI agents boarded the plane to investigate the incident.

I’m on a Jet Blue flight to JFK that lost its communication. Made of a security crisis. 10 heavily armed agents boarded the plane and just left. After 1.5 hours on the track, towed back to the gate. Wow.

— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) June 27, 2018

The FAA released a report about the situation, and says that the plane experienced a “radio problem.”

“JetBlue 1623, an Airbus A320, an experienced radio-equipment problem while taxing for departure at John F. Kennedy International Airport tonight at 8 pm, The crew asked to return to the slope. The FAA will investigate.”


Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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