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(NEW YORK) — A Lufthansa flight from Texas to Germany was diverted after a threat was phoned in, officials said.

Flight 441, en route from Houston to Frankfurt, was sent to JFK Airport in New York after a threat was received by phone, the Port Authority said.

The plane was taken to a remote area of the airport and passengers were in the process of getting off the plane.

The aircraft was set to be searched.


Authorities checking threat to Lufthansa plane at JFK Airport. No other flights or terminals impacted.

— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) December 13, 2016


In a statement, Lufthansa said the flight was diverted “as a matter of precaution and in coordination with the relevant authorities and the pilot.”

“The flight landed safely in New York City at 8.34 pm EST. The passengers disembarked the aircraft and were shuttled to the terminal. LH staff will take care of the passengers. The aircraft will be searched since the safety and security of our passengers, crew and aircraft are always our highest priority,” Lufthansa said.

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