These days flying does not seem as safe as it used to be. There are several more protocols put in place to make sure our trip is as safe as possible. A flight leaving the infamous JFK airport on Tuesday, July 5th, was escorted by Military jets to land after a reported bomb threat.
A Safe Landing For JFK Flight
This El Al flight 002 from John F. Kennedy airport landed safely in Isreal while being escorted by military jets in Europe. This alternate route was caused by an anonymous tip that was received earlier that day that there was a potential bomb threat onboard. France and Switzerland even joined in on providing a safe travel by deploying military jets over their airspaces as escorts for the Boeing 747 plane flying toward Israel.
The threat was found to be bogus but definitely did bring light to one of the world’s most secure airlines to never let you’re guard down. The passengers stated that they were unaware of the scare until landing, as they met with worried relatives at the Ben-Gurion Airport.
Comments On Twitter As The Passengers Land Safely
The scare even reached the famous social platform twitter! See what the passengers had to tweet.
“We came out of the plane, there was somebody from the news who asked if we know anything and we said we didn’t feel anything,” said Rivi Aharon. “He said they thought there was a bomb on the plane so I was very nervous.”
Another passenger, David Machlis, said he too was surprised.
“I heard that the plane was accompanied by a fighter plane,” he said. “But I did not see it … Not knowing was the best situation in my opinion.”
The Swiss air force said in a statement that it deployed jets around 8:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) on a so-called “hot mission,” that accompanied the flight. Vladi Barrosa, a spokesman for the Swiss government-run air navigation service Skyguide, said the plane left Swiss airspace safely into Austrian airspace.