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Device found on New York-bound plane forces emergency landing in Kansas City

An American Airlines flight from San Francisco to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon because an electronic device thought potentially to be a bomb was found on board, authorities said.

Upon landing, the plane carrying 215 passengers and nine crew members was moved to a remote area of the airport where the jet was evacuated and searched, officials said.

The device found on the JFK-bound 767 was initially described to NBC News by a senior law enforcement official as a "flash drive."

Later, senior government officials said the device was taped to part of the bathroom.

An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

Security officials, including the FBI in Kansas City, were working to determine who the device belongs to.

No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Tom Winter and Jay Blackman of NBC News contributed to this report.