Israeli passenger plane could be shot down due to threat of terrorist attack

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The plane of the airline “El Al”, en route New York – Tel Aviv, was taken to be escorted by fighters from several countries, reports “Voennoye Obozreniye”.

From the Boeing 787, when it was in Spanish airspace, the crew gave a signal that there might be a bomb on board. Four fighters were urgently raised on alarm, they carried a passenger plane to the air borders of Italy. Her air force took the board for escort. Then the Boeing 787 was escorted to Cyprus by Greek F-16s. The Israelis flew the plane to Tel Aviv. At Ben Gurion Airport, it turned out that the alarm was false. Since 2001, many countries, including NATO members, have passed amendments to laws allowing for the possibility of shooting down passenger planes if they can be directed at nuclear or important infrastructure facilities.