Flight With NYC Car Bomb Suspect On Board Was Called Back From Tarmac (AUDIO)

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A site dedicated to monitoring air-traffic control conversations has recorded what it says is a back-and-forth between the JFK control tower and the Emirates Airlines flight boarded by Faisal Shahzad, a suspect in the failed Times Square car bombing.“I have a message for you to go back to the gate immediately, so make the left turn when able,” an official can be heard telling a pilot. “I don’t know exactly why.”

LiveATC.net founder Dave Pascoe told TPM that the recording is authentic.

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