Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport activated its protocol this afternoon in the face of a bomb threat that was received by a plane from the Spirit airline bound for San Juan to Tampa.
Flight NK539, with 12 suitcases and 34 passengers, is detained on runway 10 while the emergency is being addressed, sources from The new day.
The plane’s flight to Tampa, model A320NEO, is supposed to take off at 1:02 p.m.
“We are aware of the safety concern on flight 539, departing from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport at Tampa International Airport, and that local authorities have met the aircraft prior to takeoff. At this time, passengers have been evacuated from the plane and transported by bus to the terminal. We thank the airport authorities for the actions taken, “Spirit said in written statements to The new day.
Airport operations have not stopped, but both aircraft takeoff and landings are taking place on runway 8.
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