American JFK-SEA Flight Diverted Due to Suspicious Device On Board
An American Airlines flight out of New York’s JFK International Airport diverted to Chicago’s O’Hare because of a possible device found on board. Flight 289, a Boeing 757-200, was bound for Seattle with 158 passengers on board.
The suspicious device ended up being an old-style Walkman Cassette player left in the bathroom. Found by a passenger who did not recognize it, he alerted flight attendants and they landed at ORD as a precaution. The flight was cleared and departed at 12:20am EST to complete its flight to Seattle after landing in chicago at 8:23pm.