An El Al airliner.. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Swiss air force F-18 fighter jets were scrambled on Tuesday to accompany an El Al flight due to a bomb threat.
The flight from New York to Tel Aviv was over the Swiss-French border when the jets were scrambled.
Once the El Al plane passed out of Swiss territory, the jets returned to their bases and the plane continued on its way to Tel Aviv. The flight was scheduled to land at Ben Gurion Airport at 12:37 p.m. local time.
According to Israeli media reports, an anonymous bomb threat prompted Swiss authorities to send the F-18 jets to accompany the El Al flight.