Accidental Hijacking Code Sent From JetBlue Flight At JFK Sparks Massive Response - A mistaken report of a hijacking prompted police to swarm a departing JetBlue flight out of New York's JFK Airport.It happened as Flight 1623 was positioning for takeoff to Los Angeles around 7:30 p.m yesterday.
The JetBlue pilot had intended to report a problem with the plane's radio equipment, but instead wound up using a code for hijacking. This five minutes after the tower lost communication with the plane.A group of heavily-armed Port Authority police officers stormed into the plane and evacuated everyone safely.
The pilot, at one point, held up a piece of paper with his phone number on it so they could call and hear him explain what happened. The FAA is investigating.
Source: New York Daily News