If you’re an anxious flier, you’ll know that just hearing about an aircraft disaster before boarding may send you into a frenzy. As a result, when passengers on a Turkish AnadoluJet aircraft began receiving photographs of plane disasters via AirDrop, they responded as planned, canceling the entire trip. The airplane was halted, passengers disembarked, and all luggage was reinspected due to a probable lethal terror threat. The planes took off five hours late, but not before a number of young Israelis were detained for interrogation.
The sender’s or senders’ reasons remain unknown, but no threats were identified aboard the plane. It appears to be a prank gone horribly wrong. The photographs in question mostly depicted a 2009 Turkish airline disaster that happened upon departure from the Netherlands and killed nine people due to malfunctioning onboard equipment. The pilot decided to halt the flight after receiving each photograph using AirDrop, a tool that allows iPhone users to transfer images instantly to other nearby iPhones. “Security workers are taking all required precautions to guarantee that passengers are not in risk.”
According to Ynet, the Israel Airport Authority stated, “This involves a re-inspection of the people and their bags.” “All actions are performed in collaboration and coordination with the flight’s captain, who took tremendous responsibility in returning the plane to the terminal.”
The photograph received depicts a Turkish Airlines airliner destined for Istanbul that crashed in the Netherlands after takeoff in 2009, killing nine passengers. According to the Israel Airport Authority, “Security personnel are taking all necessary precautions to guarantee that passengers are not in risk. This involves a thorough examination of the people and their belongings.” “All actions are performed in collaboration and coordination with the flight’s captain, who took tremendous responsibility in returning the plane to the terminal.”
The IAA further stated that once its Security Division determines that neither the passengers nor the plane is in danger, the flight would be allowed to depart Ben Gurion Airport as scheduled. The event occurs amid rising security concerns across the country, sparked by a recent wave of terror incidents that claimed the lives of at least 18 Israelis in only two months.