IAF jets scramble towards Delta plane from NY

Ben Gurion Airport loses contact with American plane; aircraft lands safely amid hijacking fears.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 11, 2009 16:21
IAF jets scramble towards Delta plane from NY

IAF jet 248.88. (photo credit: AP [file])

 
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IAF jets were alerted to a commercial aircraft making its way to Israel after it lost contact with the control tower at Ben Gurion Airport. The airport declared an emergency situation when an American Delta Airlines plane from New York carrying 105 passengers was feared to have been hijacked after the pilot failed to make contact with ground staff. Airforce pilots approached the plane and received information that a technical malfunction had prevented the pilot from speaking to the control tower. The plane eventually made a safe landing at the airport. No injuries or damage were reported. The Ministry of Transport will investigate the incident next week.

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