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Flight lands safely after bomb threat; WORLD BULLETINS.

An El Al Israel Airlines flight from new York that was escorted by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat has landed safely in Israel.

The airline's president, David Maimon, said Flight 002 from John F Kennedy airport touched down after an anonymous tip was received regarding a potential bomb threat on board.

Following the tip, France and Switzerland deployed military jets over their airspaces as escorts for the Boeing 747 plane flying towards Israel.

At Ben-Gurion Airport worried relatives awaited the passengers in the arrivals hall. The passengers said they were unaware of the drama until they landed.

Passenger David Machlis said: "not knowing was the best situation in my opinion."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 6, 2016
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