NEW YORK, New York -

A passenger jet flying from New York to Moscow made an emergency landing in Iceland on Thursday after a phone call was made claiming there was a bomb on board, NBCNews.com reports.

A spokeswoman for Russian airline Aeroflot, Irina Dannenberg said, "There was an anonymous call saying that there was an explosive device on the plane, which was already in the air."

Fridthor Eydal, the manager at ReykjaviK's Keflavik International Airport, told NBC News the Airbus A330 with 253 passengers on board landed safely at 6:27 a.m. (2:27 a.m. ET) and the plane had been evacuated.

A search of the plane is underway and the incident is being investigated.