NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A passenger jet from Cairo to New York was diverted to the United Kingdom Saturday, after a threatening message was found onboard.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the flight left Egypt with a fighter jet escort – after passengers made the frightening discovery three hours after takeoff. The Egyptair jet — which was supposed to be a nonstop flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport — had to land on a remote section of the tarmac at Prestwick Airport in Glasgow, Scotland.
The note was reportedly found in a lavatory by Nada Tawfik a producer for BBC UN. She claimed that the note read, “I’ll set this plane on fire seat 46D.”