NEW YORK (June 25, 2013)--The FBI says $1.2 million in cash was discovered to be missing from a Swiss International Air Lines jet after it landed at John F. Kennedy Airport.
The plane arrived at the New York City airport on Saturday, Agency spokesman J. Peter Donald said.
He says the missing money was in $100 bills.
The FBI is investigating whether the cash disappeared from the cargo hold in Zurich, Switzerland, where Flight 17 originated, or after it landed.
The airport's operator, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, says it cannot comment.
The airline said in an e-mail that it could not confirm or comment because of the ongoing investigation, but said it had "no indication that any valuables were removed from a Swiss International Air Lines aircraft" at JFK.