Monday, May 25, 2015

Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

Via Jeffery

At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. 

JFK Airport:
An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement officials told ABC News. 

The FBI said the plane has since been checked and cleared with "no incidents or hazards reported on board the flight by either the passengers or its crew." 

Authorities said that the decision to have the plane escorted by two fighter jets was done "out of an abundance of caution" after the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County, received an anonymous call of a “chemical weapons threat” aboard Air France Flight 22, which was en route from Paris to the New York City airport.

More with video @ ABC


  1. Reverse "Boy Who Cried Wolf" gambit. Keep rattling their cage until they don't show up and *poof*....

  2. I call that one 'the wolf who cried wolf'...
    Strange coincidence that this just happens to be two days after Rand Paul's filibuster... could therefore also be the 'sheepdog crying wolf' to justify itself...

  3. OR- they're testing the wire.

    If they know all foreign planes with a security problem still fly into the airport they're supposed to -just escorted by fighters that really can't "do" anything.

    Why not just wait until they're over NYC and blow a hole in the fusalage?
    The resulting wreckage impacts will be miles wide, not to mention the fires....

    1. I'm very surprised something major hasn't already happened as they could certainly do it if they decided to go ahead.