Two fighter jets were deployed as escorts following bomb threat on Israel bound El Al plane which eventually turned out to be a false alarm, say reports.
El Al flight LY002 was flying over the Swiss-French border when the fighter jets were scrambled, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Swiss air force jets scrambled to accompany El Al plane amid bomb threat: The Jerusalem Post
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The two F/A-18 fighter jets escorted the El Al plane through Switzerland’s airspace from the French border, the Swiss Air Force said in a statement.
While confirming the news, El Al Airlines said that an “anonymous message” was received about a bomb on board its flight from New York to Tel Aviv.