New York – As reported today that the Emirates flight to Dubai carrying suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad “had begun to taxi for takeoff” at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, a YouTube user posts what appears to be the conversation between the air traffic controller and puzzled pilot, as the plane is diverted back to the gate at the last minute.
The audio was taken from website that monitors such chatter, LiveATC.net, and is authentic, according to the site’s founder, Dave Pascoe.
“I have a message for you to go back to the gate immediately so make the left turn when able,” says the controller. “I don’t know exactly why but you can call your company for the reason.”
“We’re trying to figure out what’s going on here right now,” says someone from the airline. “I’d like to request you to keep the flight plan open right now.”