Plane at Newark airport is being investigated for ‘potentially suspicious package’
Published: Friday, October 29, 2010, 11:12 AM Updated: Friday, October 29, 2010, 11:45 AM
The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerAs investigators probe a UPS plane at Newark Liberty International Airport, Elizabeth firefighters and rescue squads wait nearby with a UPS truck passes by.
NEWARK — Officials are investigating a “potentially suspicious package” on a UPS cargo plane that landed at Newark Liberty Intentional Airport this morning, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Dozens of firetrucks have been called to the airport and the plane has been moved to a secure area, the TSA said. The TSA is also investigating a report of suspicious packages on twoUPS cargo planes at Philadelphia International Airport.
“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is aware of and monitoring reports of potentially suspicious items onboard cargo flights that landed safely at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International airports,” the TSA said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution the planes were moved to a remote location where they are being met by law enforcement officials and swept.”
The flight from Cologne, Germany landed in Philadelphia at 8 a.m. and was scheduled to leave for Lousville, Kentucky at 10:30 a.m., according to a report on CBSPhilly.com.
A UPS spokeswoman did not immediately know what prompted authorities to search the flight at Philadelphia airport.
There is no confirmation that the incidents are related.
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