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JetBlue Plane Surrounded by Armed Police After Pilots Stop Communicating With Air Traffic Control
Armed police surrounded a JetBlue aircraft on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after it lost contact with air traffic control, prompting a security alert on Tuesday, June 26.
Passengers on board the aircraft were left fearing for their lives after the incident at 8pm, CBS New York reported. The Airbus A320, which suffered a radio equipment glitch, subsequently returned to the gate for inspection and passengers deplaned, the report said.
This video of police officers next to the aircraft was taken by a motorist driving past the airport.
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