Skip to comments.New York-bound flight from Egypt diverted after threat
Posted on 06/15/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by Doogle
CAIRO British fighter aircraft escorted a plane from Cairo bound for New York to an emergency landing in the U.K. after a passenger discovered a letter onboard threatening to blow up the aircraft, officials said Saturday.
Flight 985 to John F. Kennedy Airport had around 300 passengers onboard when it was diverted to Glasgow's Prestwick Airport after a passenger found the letter in a lavatory, EgyptAir chairman Tawfiq Assi said.
Britain's Ministry of Defense confirmed that that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to the Glasgow airport, but referred further questions to police in Glasgow.
Police in Glasgow confirmed that officers were responding to an incident but declined to provide further detail.
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*smiles*...I thought it was news...
Time to outlaw paper, pens, and pencils from boarding aircraft.
So did I.
All the Best....