Published On: Tue, Jul 5th, 2016

Swiss air force Jets Scramble to accompany El Al Flight From New York to Tel Aviv amid bomb Alert

El Al confirms it received an anonymous tip, but says the plane was continuing on its way to Ben Gurion Airport as planned.



Two Swiss Air Force jets were scrambled to establish visual contact with the pilot, and escort El Al Boeing 747 airline flight from New York to Tel Aviv, due to a bomb alert.

Skyguide spokesman told dpa on Tuesday, that El Al said it had received an anonymous tip about a bomb on board the flight. The company added though that the plane was continuing on its way to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The company gave no further details.

The airplane has since left Swiss airspace to Germany

There was no emergency declared at Ben Gurion.



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