Flight from Moscow detained upon arrival in New York
- 07 December 2020
Aeroflot flight SU102 Moscow - New York was detained on Sunday upon arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport, all passengers and their luggage were examined with dogs. At the moment, three hours after arrival, passengers are still not allowed to leave the airport, APA reports citing TASS.
Aeroflot told TASS that the return flight from New York to Moscow, which was scheduled for 18:30 New York time (02:30 Moscow time), has now been postponed to 21:00 (5:00 Moscow time). They did not comment on the reason for the delay.
A source at the Russian Consulate General in New York told TASS, that Russian diplomats are following the development of the situation with the screening of passengers on the Aeroflot flight SU102 Moscow - New York. "The police have a protocol, they follow this protocol. We are closely monitoring the situation," the source said.
Earlier on Sunday, Fox News reported on its website that passengers on the Moscow-New York flight had been evacuated at John F. Kennedy Airport due to an alleged threat of an explosive device on board.
The airport wrote on Twitter that in connection with the incident, passengers may be subject to additional checks, and additional security forces are deployed at the airport.