TRANSCRIPT: JFK Airport Orders Return of Emirates Flight

Transcript of communications telling Emirates Flight EK202 -- which had been cleared to line up on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night -- to turn around and head back to the gate.

The audio was found on airline industry blog Flying With Fish and confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The designation "heavy" means it's a wide-body plane.

Male voice: "202, looks like you're going to be number one, monitor tower on 123 point end at this time."

Plane: "123 niner Emirates 202, goodnight"

Female voice: "I'm with 202 heavy Kennedy (inaudible) runway 22 right position. Actually, I have a message for you to go back to the gate immediately. So make the left turn when able."
Plane: "22 202 turning ..."

Female voice: "I am with 202 make the left turn on to echo left alpha back to the ramp. I don't know exactly why, but you can call your company for the reason."

Plane: "Will do that. Left onto echo and then on to alpha and back to the gate via gulf?"

Female voice: "Yes, whatever is convenient."

Plane: "Emirates 202."

Male voice: "Ground Emirates 202 heavy."

Female voice: "Emirates 202 heavy, go ahead."

Plane: "Yes ma'am we're trying to figure out what's going on here right now. But as far as we know I'd like to request you to just keep the flight plan open for now."

Female voice: "Emirates 202 heavy, no problem. The flight plan's good for another two hours."