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Authorities swarm JetBlue plane experiencing radio issue at JFK Airport

Police storm JetBlue flight after false alarm
Police storm JetBlue Flight 1623 at JFK after false alarm 02:21

JetBlue Airways said late Tuesday that one of its flights originating from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport experienced a radio issue impacting the crew's ability to communicate. The airline also said that a false alarm was sent to the JFK air traffic control tower.

"While communication was reestablished via alternate channels, authorities responded out of an abundance of caution," JetBlue said. "The aircraft was cleared and returned to the gate for inspection."

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane, an Airbus A320, experienced the issue while taxing for takeoff around 8 p.m. ET. It was bound for Los Angeles.

The New York Port Authority told CBS News the "aircraft was inspected and cleared with no security threat."

A couple videos posted on social media show authorities surrounding Flight 1623 on the tarmac.

Kris Van Cleave contributed to this report.

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