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Friday
Oct292010

Emirates Flight from Dubai Escorted into Kennedy Airport

Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed Friday it was tracking Emirates flight 201, a Boeing flying from Dubai to New York's Kennedy Airport.  The flight, scheduled to land at 3:15 p.m. EST, was thought to have a package of interest on board.

Sources say, however, there is no known threat connected to this flight other than the fact that its cargo is traveling from Yemen.

Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets, under continuous control of NORAD, began escorting the aircraft when it entered U.S. airspace.  The flight was previously escorted by Canadian F-18s while traveling over Canadian airspace.

The plane was escorted to a remote area of Kennedy Airport where it was met by the FBI and the Port Authority Police Department.

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