Swiss air force jets scrambled to accompany El Al plane amid bomb threat

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July 5, 2016 11:47

 
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Swiss Air Force F-18 fighter jets were scrambled on Tuesday to accompany an El Al flight due to a bomb threat.

The flight from New York to Tel Aviv was over the Swiss-French border when the jets were scrambled.

Once the El Al plane passed out of Swiss territory, the jets returned to their bases and the plane continued on its way to Tel Aviv.

According to Israeli media reports, an anonymous bomb threat prompted Swiss authorities to send the F-18 jets to accompany the El Al flight.

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