On Sunday afternoon, a Spanish Air Force fighter intercepted a British Airways EasyJet plane in flight after a passenger posted a bomb alert on social media, which later turned out to be false.
The plane had taken off from Gatwick Airport in London and was bound for Menorca, in the Balearic Islands, in Spain. In videos posted by many passengers on the Internet, the fighter is seen next to the plane in the skies of Spain, escorting him to the airport of its destination. Once it landed, the Spanish authorities held the passengers on board for 4 hours and conducted all necessary checks to check if there was indeed a bomb. In the end the threat turned out to be false, and the passenger who sounded the alarm (an 18-year-old British man) was arrested.
Tweet embed # a319 The Spanish Air Force intercepted a G-EZAO en route to Menorca. Passengers who are not yet allowed to leave. Tweet embed @BBC News Tweet embed Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/MTWkQnU39x
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