Inbound JFK flight diverted to Scotland after letter scare: Post

Inbound JFK flight diverted to Scotland after letter scare: Post
FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A man on a personal watercraft who became stranded in a bay easily breached Kennedy International Airport’s security system, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, by walking undetected across two runways and into a terminal. Daniel Casillo, 31, swam to a Jamaica Bay shore and then walked past motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras of the airport’s state-of-the-art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System. The $100 million system, manufactured by defense contractor Raytheon Co., is meant to safeguard against terrorists. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

JAMAICA — A flight on its way to JFK Airport from Cairo, Egypt, was forced to land in Scotland earlier this week after a passenger found a note threatening to set the plan on fire, the New York Post reported.

The plane touched down at Prestwick Airport in Glasgow around 2:30 p.m. June 16 after one of the passengers found a napkin reading “I’ll set this plane on fire” while changing her daughter’s diaper in the bathroom, the newspaper reported.

More than 300 passengers were held in a boarding area for more than three hours before hopping on another plane, the Post said.

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