JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark airport after suspicious item reported, officials say

JetBlue planes on Terminal A at North Liberty International Airport, Newark New Jersey

JetBlue planes on Terminal A at North Liberty International Airport, Newark New Jersey

Passengers were evacuated from a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday morning after a suspicious item was found, Port Authority police said.

At 720 am, a flight attendant on board JetBlue Flight 573 to Tampa observed suspicious item on board plane prior to takeoff.

Passengers were placed on buses next to the plane.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey then said the plane returned to the gate and the 150 passengers were deplaned onto the tarmac via stairways. All the passengers' luggage was removed from the aircraft and re-screened by security, King said.

"JetBlue flight 573 scheduled to depart this morning from Newark to Tampa has been delayed for additional security screenings out of an abundance of caution", JetBlue said in a statement.

Congress Delays Robert Mueller Hearings One Week Amid Dispute Over Questions
However, the source said that the final plans and format for Mueller's testimony are still not set in stone and could change. Under the previous agreement, Mueller would appear for two hours each before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

The Port Authority confirmed the Dominican-bound flight was diverted to JFK and landed safely, adding the incident is still under investigation.

Two flight attendants along with every passenger who had an iPhone received a photo of a suicide vest or someone wearing a suicide vest.

Flight 1203 departed Newark around 6 a.m. Sunday and was supposed to land in Santo Domingo by 10 a.m., according to JetBlue's flight tracker tool.

The plane, which was expected to take off at about 7:45 a.m., was surrounded by police vehicles at about 8 a.m.

Recommended News

  • Apple Slashes Mac SSD Prices

    Apple Slashes Mac SSD Prices

    The devices are equipped with a 58.2 Wh battery that can power the machine for up to 10 hours on a single charge. As far as how powerful that upgrade is, there now only appears to be one Geekbench test of the processor.
    Sunny and dry forecast this weekend

    Sunny and dry forecast this weekend

    The heat begins to build towards the middle and end of the week with highs jumping into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. Thursday: Sunny at the beginning of the day, with temperatures reaching a high near 85 degrees.
    Ebola deaths in Congo exceed 1,500

    Ebola deaths in Congo exceed 1,500

    Up to 400,000 people are thought to be internally displaced across Ituri, the vast majority of them women and children. Measles campaigns are also being planned for Tchomia and Nyankunde health zones.
  • France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

    France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

    Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, one of the key events of the French Revolution. Last year Macron had spoken of the need for a strategy for space defence and this was the result, he said.
    Own goal hands Senegal place in Africa Cup of Nations final

    Own goal hands Senegal place in Africa Cup of Nations final

    Senegal lost narrowly to hosts Egypt two years later, and that was the last time they featured in a Cup of Nations semi-final. Senegal are the highest-ranked African country on the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking.
    Microsoft Confirms Surface dGPU Bug in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

    Microsoft Confirms Surface dGPU Bug in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

    The Surface Book 2 issue lies in devices with an Nvidia discrete Graphics Processing Unit (dGPU). Two other major issues with Windows 10 version 1903 were quietly fixed this week as well.
  • Can sugary fruit juices raise cancer risk?

    Can sugary fruit juices raise cancer risk?

    The French researchers say the link "was strongly driven by sugar content" and they blame blood sugar levels. Risk of breast cancer is also increased by alcohol - the more you drink, the more likely you get the disease.
    Uganda goes to the Netball World Cup

    Uganda goes to the Netball World Cup

    Scotland could not match the quality of the England Roses with England's goal shooter Rachel Dunn scoring 49 goals from 52 shots. The result never looked in doubt for the Roses as they went into halftime with a 13 goal lead.
    Murray-Williams dream team is on as Serena says yes

    Murray-Williams dream team is on as Serena says yes

    Williams praised Murray on Tuesday before hinting at a potential pairing in the mixed doubles bracket. This was definitely the first time I ever cried after winning a match.
  • US House votes to limit Trump's ability to strike Iran

    US House votes to limit Trump's ability to strike Iran

    Although Trump did not refer to her specifically, the president's tweets were most likely directed at Rep. Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.
    Lea Michele honors Cory Monteith of anniversary of his death

    Lea Michele honors Cory Monteith of anniversary of his death

    Michele, 32, who also appeared in Glee with late Cory , had met the late actor on set in 2009. "The sweetest boy. She has his football jersey number from Glee as well as his character name from the show.
    Jeff Hardy Arrested For Being Drunk In Public

    Jeff Hardy Arrested For Being Drunk In Public

    Jeff Hardy is no stranger to being in trouble with the law and his history of substance abuse and alcohol is also well-documented. Myrtle Beach police arrested a wrestling superstar Saturday morning at a downtown hotel, the Myrtle Beach Sun News reports.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.