Military Jets Fly Escort Amid Bomb Alert on El Al Flight

July 5, 2016 9:33 AM

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Aviation officials in Swiss and Israel say a bomb threat on board an El Al flight bound from New York to Tel Aviv led France and Switzerland to deploy military jets as escorts, though the plane was continuing on its journey.

Spokesman Vladi Barrosa of the Swiss government-run air navigation service Skyguide said the plane left Swiss airspace into Austrian airspace.

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