An American Airlines pilot got testy with air traffic control at JFK on Monday after an alleged bomb threat and hijacking scare.
The unidentified pilot of American Airlines Flight 24 from San Francisco to New York was moved to a remote section of the runway after an anonymous call came in that there were Islamic hijackers on board three flights, including Flight 24, armed with explosives, the New York Post reports.
In audio obtained by ABC News, the pilot of the American Airlines flight can be heard getting annoyed at ATC after his repeated requests for more information go unanswered. Finnair Flight 5 and American Airlines Flight 846 were also being held in the so-called "hijacker site."
"They need to get off the phone and give me some information now," the American Airlines pilot is heard saying to ATC about airport officials. "You've got 60 seconds," he adds.
Tim Skelly, a passenger on one of the flights, told NBC New York, "The captain got on and he said, 'I'm not sure if this is bogus or not, but there's going to be some law enforcement people coming on the plane.'"
All three flights were eventually cleared, but not before the captain of American Airlines 24 gave a stern warning to ATC.
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