Collision averted between Ryanair plane and Israel Air Force jets

Investigation launched into incident.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 1, 2016 15:42
RyanAir

File photo of passangers leaving a Ryanair aircraft at Modlin airport near Warsaw, Poland June 26, 2014. . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Four Israel Air Force fighter jets almost collided with a Cracow bound Ryanair passenger plane over central Israel Tuesday, Channel 2 reported.

The Ryanair pilot's last minute reaction averted the collision, according to the report.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The Ryanair flight took took off from Ovda Airport north of the southern resort city of Eilat and was at an altitude of 27,000 feet when it encountered the IAF jets that were engaged in a training drill. A joint IAF and Ministry of Transportation investigation was launched into the circumstances of the incident.

The IDF spokesperson confirmed that the incident took place and that it was being investigated. It offered no other details. 

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A bridge, part of the tracks of Israel's new high-speed rail line (September 23, 2018).
September 25, 2018
Tel Aviv-J’lem rail operating without security cameras

By EYTAN HALON