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JERUSALEM – Israeli fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Delta Air Lines plane flying from New York to Tel Aviv after the pilot activated a hijacking alert by mistake.
A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1607B performing flight DL-86 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 105 passengers, lost communications over the Mediterranean approaching Israel and was not able to establish required communication procedures on entry into Israel's airspace. Israel scrambled fighter jets to identify the aircraft and verify, that the airplane was not hijacked. After the fighter crews established visual communication with the Delta crew, the flight was permitted to continue to Tel Aviv under escort, where the 767 landed safely with about 40 minutes delay.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Staff Writer
Four fighter jets, two F-16s and two F-15s, scrambled to intercept a Continental flight when it failed to make contact with Air Traffic Control at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
"Continental Airlines Flight 90 from Newark with 251 passengers landed safely in Tel Aviv at 4:30 this afternoon. Before the arrival, there was a temporary lapse in communications between the plane and the Air Traffic Control tower, and responsibility for the flight was passed from one control tower to a second one.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
No, probe....there are established intercept procedures and hand signals.