World Middle East 05 Jul 2016 El Al flight lands s ...

El Al flight lands safely in Israel after bomb threat

AP
Published Jul 5, 2016, 4:10 pm IST
Updated Jul 5, 2016, 4:10 pm IST
The airline said an anonymous tip was received regarding a potential bomb threat.
An El Al Airlines Boeing 777 at Newark Liberty ,International Airport (Photo: AP)
 An El Al Airlines Boeing 777 at Newark Liberty ,International Airport (Photo: AP)

Tel Aviv: An El Al flight from New York that was escorted by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat has landed safely in Israel.

El Al President David Maimon says Flight 002 from John F Kennedy airport touched down on midday Tuesday. The airline previously said an anonymous tip was received regarding a potential bomb threat. France and Switzerland deployed military jets as escorts.

 

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