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Israeli warplanes nearly shot down a US airliner-12th April.

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posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 04:24 AM
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I couldn't find this posted anywhere on here, if it is then please delete this one.

Seem they were worried it was hijacked by terrorists and was heading for Israeli airspace, as the pilot failed to respond as it approached Israel's coast.


Two Israeli F-15s and two F-16s fighter planes intercepted a Boeing 777 operated by US Continental Airlines as it prepared to enter Israeli airspace without responding to control tower demands to identify itself, the official said.

According to Israel's private Channel-10, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defence Minister Amir Peretz and General Gaby Ashkenazy, chief of staff, were warned that the air force was on the point of shooting down a civilian plane suspected of being in the hands of hijackers.

The Boeing pilot at the last minute realised the situation and the danger threatening his craft and established contact while still over the Mediterranean.

Escorted by the warplanes, the Boeing landed without further problems at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport where an inquiry was opened.


It could of ended so very differently.

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posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 05:30 AM
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What happened if his radio was out and could not contact them! Your right this could have ended much differently!

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posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by Denied
I couldn't find this posted anywhere on here, if it is then please delete this one.



Israeli fighter jets intercept U.S. airliner


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