Flight to Madrid leaves JFK after explosives scare

July 13, 2012 7:26:52 AM PDT
Law enforcement officials at New York's Kennedy International Airport are investigating a report of a suspicious device found on a jetliner bound for Madrid, Spain.

Delta Flight 126 had left the gate at Kennedy Airport around 8 p.m. Thursday, but returned about an hour later after a passenger reported finding the wires. The 206 passengers were evacuated.

The NYPD says the wires were determined to be non-explosive but apparently didn't belong to the plane.

Delta spokeswoman Sarah Lora says Flight 126 departed for Madrid at 3:43 a.m. Friday.

She says the flight had returned to JFK "out of an abundance of caution."

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