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Air force fighters of four countries accompanied the plane of the Israeli airline: the reason is named

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It became known for what reason the plane of the Israeli airline "El Al", en route from New York to Tel Aviv, was taken to be escorted by several fighters from different countries.


This is a Boeing 787 airliner. During a flight in Spanish airspace, the crew signaled that there was a likelihood of a bomb on board. The Spanish ground services recorded the corresponding signal from the Israeli board, after which the Spanish Air Force fighters were taken into the air. They took the Boeing into escort until it entered Italian airspace. There, the plane was escorted by an escort of fighters from the Italian Air Force.

The next step was an escort from the F-16 aircraft of the Greek Air Force, after which the Boeing 787 in the Cyprus region was escorted by the Israeli Air Force fighters.

Thus, the board, which reported the possible presence of an explosive device on board, was accompanied by fighters from four states, including three NATO countries, for several thousand kilometers.

After landing at Ben Gurion Airport, the Boeing, flying from the United States, Israeli special services checked the plane. According to the officially released message, the alarm was false - no bomb was found on board the airliner.

It should be recalled that in a number of countries, including NATO countries, there is a law that allows you to shoot down passenger planes if they are captured by terrorists and they can send them to a certain "target" to commit a terrorist act. This law is actively discussed by public figures, many of whom consider it inhuman in relation to passengers who may be on board such aircraft.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 2 May 2021 06: 38
    +27
    Why didn't they just land them at the nearest airfield?
    Like - let the Jews figure it out with their own board?
    Maybe at the request of the Jews themselves?
    1. Professor
      Professor 2 May 2021 06: 44
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      Why didn't they just land them at the nearest airfield?

      The crew did not report such a request.

      El Al is the most protected airline in the world and a bomb is unlikely to be on board. Nevertheless, if there is still a suspicion of an explosive device, then such a suspicion is taken seriously.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 2 May 2021 06: 51
        +18
        Quote: Professor
        El Al is the world's most protected airline

        I flew ...
        Landing is a circus with horses!
        At any airport.
        1. mr.ZinGer
          mr.ZinGer 2 May 2021 09: 20
          +1
          And in details, just wondering
      2. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 2 May 2021 07: 02
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        El Al is the most protected airline in the world and a bomb is unlikely to be on board. Nevertheless, if there is still a suspicion of an explosive device, then such a suspicion is taken seriously.
        It may be in their ports, but only planes sit down, serve and take passengers on board in ports of other states.
        The question is why they were accompanied by fighters from the moment of the message. I think that in the event of a probable explosion, not to lose contact with the aircraft.
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B 2 May 2021 07: 14
          +15
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          It may be in their ports, but only planes sit down, serve and take passengers on board in ports of other states.

          You will laugh, but AT ALL airports in the world where El-Al is flying from, the landing procedure ... - armed Israeli soldiers (not local!), Interview, search ... (I personally saw: Moscow, Telaviv, Toronto, Helsinki ...)
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 2 May 2021 07: 34
            +11
            Quote: Victor_B
            landing procedure ... - armed Israelis (not local!), interview, search ... (I personally saw: Moscow
            In the airport building ?!
            I checked it, it is! A wonderful indicator of sovereignty in the understanding of the government of the Russian Federation. Are there armed Russian security guards at check-in when boarding Russian airlines at Israeli airports? Israel has declared equal relations with the Americans:
            According to the US Department of Transportation, this situation violates the aviation agreement between the two countries, which guarantees equal treatment to Israeli and American airlines, writes The Jerusalem Post


            Although, perhaps, as the non-Dimona from the government reminded, the case is being brought back to normal:
            that as a reason for the ban, Russian border guards point to the fact that Israeli guards do not have a work permit in Russia, as well as the fact that they come to work armed.
            1. Russobel
              Russobel 2 May 2021 07: 56
              +1
              come to work armed

              Ha ha ha!
              Will they take their weapons or will they give them there?
            2. Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell 2 May 2021 10: 40
              +4
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              I checked it, it is! A wonderful indicator of sovereignty in the understanding of the government ...

              You shouldn't translate any event into the plane of dissatisfaction with politicians: the sons of Israel from ElAl act according to the same scheme everywhere: in Germany, for example, their sides on the ground are accompanied by armored personnel carriers - this is normal for them and by concluding a service contract, they make it all over. And when flying up to BenGurion at a distance of 180 miles, it seems that you need to introduce yourself on a special frequency - otherwise fighters will meet
            3. gsev
              gsev 2 May 2021 14: 53
              +3
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              A wonderful indicator of sovereignty in the understanding of the government of the Russian Federation. Are there armed Russian security guards at check-in when boarding Russian airlines at Israeli airports?

              In this case, the Israelis ensure the safety of passengers, including those with Russian citizenship.
          2. Shishkov
            Shishkov 2 May 2021 08: 08
            +3
            Armed Tsakhalovites in Moscow? I'm afraid you are wrong.
            1. A. Privalov
              A. Privalov 2 May 2021 08: 29
              +7
              Quote: Shishkov
              Armed Tsakhalovites in Moscow? I'm afraid you are wrong.

              In fact, these are employees of the Department of Safety and Security of the General Security Service of Israel - Shin Bet (Shabak). Permission to carry your own weapon is stipulated as an indispensable precondition for an agreement on air traffic between countries. hi
          3. den3080
            den3080 2 May 2021 08: 28
            +1
            Quote: Victor_B
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            It may be in their ports, but only planes sit down, serve and take passengers on board in ports of other states.

            You will laugh, but AT ALL airports in the world where El-Al is flying from, the landing procedure ... - armed Israeli soldiers (not local!), Interview, search ... (I personally saw: Moscow, Telaviv, Toronto, Helsinki ...)

            I did not see any armed soldiers.
            Registration takes place at night and so that no others (no one at all) are around - an empty terminal or part of the terminal.
            And it begins .... they all ask, inquire, check the suitcases, but not yet in the same way as when leaving Israel. And all the time the passengers are being watched, several employees of the Israeli special services ... at check-in and at boarding, importunately so that it is clear who they are.
            Departure from Ben Gurion - this is a real circus with horses. they interrogate, and downright turn all luggage completely inside out for everyone, without exception, you are tempted to pack this heap of things again, they take away everything that is suspicious - dirt from the Dead Sea, for example, you must arrive for these executions, respectively, several hours before departure and all these hours to experience the pressure of the special services.
            The pleasure is below average.
            I flew to Israel 2 times, I was invited. El Al. Will not be lured anymore wassat
            1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 2 May 2021 10: 10
              +2
              Quote: den3080
              I flew to Israel 2 times, I was invited. El Al. Will not be lured anymore

              El Alem flew five times to GI and back. No twists and turns and biased searches either in the House or in the BG. Routine polling procedure by SABs in the spirit of 'packing themselves? Has anyone asked for something to be transmitted? ' etc.
              Quote: den3080
              to come to undergo these executions, respectively, a few hours before departure and all these hours to experience the pressure of the special services

              Nonsense. What other 'pressure from the special services'?
              1. den3080
                den3080 2 May 2021 11: 17
                +2
                Well I was long ago smile last time in 2005. So maybe something has changed for the better smile
                At the entrance to Ben-Gurion you are greeted by a checkpoint with an armored car, there are soldiers and soldiers with machine guns. And already there they ask where / why.
                You drive up to the place of disembarkation of passengers, an employee approaches and you go with him to the inspection and off you go. It’s unpleasant.
                It was like that both times. And this concerned not only me, but everyone without exception.
                The inspectors do not succeed in shoving things back, and they do not try to do it, although they probably have it in their instructions, and therefore you pack it yourself, hurrying and swearing to yourself, as there are a lot of people and "behind" they are propping up.
                Dirt from the Dead Sea - they opened the factory packages with a knife, and then put them in a separate cardboard box. It is understandably no longer suitable to put it in a suitcase, well, they say, it will fly separately from things ... I refused and the dirt remained on my native land. On my second visit, I did not buy the Dead Sea mud, but gloated in my soul over other naive people - the procedure was the same.
                Somehow I remember smile
            2. Maki Avellevich
              Maki Avellevich 2 May 2021 20: 49
              0
              Quote: den3080
              Departure from Ben Gurion - this is a real circus with horses. interrogated, and downright turn all luggage completely inside out for everyone, without exception,

              not all, but only those who attract attention.
              you probably smile a lot, that's why the special service is reaching out to you.

              in Ben Gurion, they can sneak for an Arab / Caucasian appearance. for a disliked look.
              for nervousness or for being too calm. maybe just for statistics.
        2. Professor
          Professor 2 May 2021 07: 44
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          It may be in their ports, but only planes sit down, serve and take passengers on board in ports of other states.

          At any airport.
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 2 May 2021 07: 50
            +6
            Quote: Professor
            At any airport.

            In all fairness, ALL flights to / from Israel are screened in the same way, not just El Al.
            1. Professor
              Professor 2 May 2021 08: 05
              0
              Quote: Victor_B
              Quote: Professor
              At any airport.

              In all fairness, ALL flights to / from Israel are screened in the same way, not just El Al.

              El Al has its own security system and they have little hope of local airports.
        3. figwam
          figwam 2 May 2021 08: 48
          +5
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          The question is why they were accompanied by fighters from the moment of the message.

          In order to force to land or shoot down.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 2 May 2021 10: 45
            +4
            Quote: figvam
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            why they were escorted by fighters since the message.
            In order to force to land or shoot down.
            to keep your finger on the pulse and be ready - the procedure is as follows.
            The very threat of a bomb on board is assessed by the crew and specialists, there is also a proven methodology, then according to the company's procedures and the recommendations of the authorities / specialists. And there is no doubt - among the sons of Israel, this is all brought almost to paranoia.
      3. Thrifty
        Thrifty 2 May 2021 08: 09
        +7
        Professor - the bomb there was' sexy. .. wassat
      4. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 2 May 2021 10: 32
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        El Al is the world's most protected airline
        Right now in Hel Haavir they are very offended. And yes, pale - open advertising in the comments. am laughing
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 2 May 2021 06: 57
      +17
      Quote: Victor_B
      Why didn't they just land them at the nearest airfield?

      Really. Some kind of stupidity. If they didn’t want a civilian one, they would put it on a military man and sort it out until they turn blue in the face.
      ==========
      It should be recalled that in a number of countries, including NATO countries, there is a law that allows you to shoot down passenger planes if they are captured by terrorists and they can send them to a certain "target" to commit a terrorist act. This law is actively discussed by public figures, many of whom consider it inhuman in relation to passengers who may be on board such aircraft.

      For this, for sure, there is an explanation, at least the fact that the destruction (explosion) of the board in a certain place (for example, a chemical plant) can cause much greater physical (material) and moral damage. And here it is important to treat this option as a result of the negligence of the security services. Only relatives of innocent passengers are entitled to substantial compensation. Maybe it’s these costs of damages that will make the security services work properly.
      I (maybe because of my age ... I will not bend my heart) would prefer my own death without aggravating consequences for someone. This is how we were raised.
      1. lucul
        lucul 2 May 2021 08: 11
        0
        Really. Some kind of stupidity. If they didn’t want a civilian one, they would put it on a military man and sort it out until they turn blue in the face.

        Maybe they were carrying something secret, but the rumor about the bomb was just a distraction.
    3. max702
      max702 3 May 2021 09: 37
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Maybe at the request of the Jews themselves?

      Mikhalkov explained everything a long time ago.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 2 May 2021 06: 41
    +6
    a law that allows you to shoot down passenger planes in the event that they are hijacked by terrorists and they can direct them to a specific "target" to commit a terrorist act
    ... "I'm sorry for the bird," but how else to be ??? Hope for the "goodwill" of the terrorists ??? for a miracle?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 2 May 2021 07: 04
      +6
      Some of the passengers joked stupidly, but then they explained everything to him about this law. So he turned on the back. )))
      1. marchcat
        marchcat 2 May 2021 07: 26
        +4
        Not a cheap "escort" turned out, who just got on the "grandmother".
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 2 May 2021 09: 23
          +2
          The official statement is that there is no bomb .... and then the authorities will figure it out themselves.
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 2 May 2021 11: 03
            +5
            Quote: Egoza
            Some of the passengers joked stupidly, but then they explained everything to him about this law. So he turned on the back. )))

            If you allow me, when a threat is detected, the process begins irreversible: there are procedures and there will be no “playing back” request
            Quote: rocket757
            The official statement is that there is no bomb .... and then the authorities will figure it out themselves.
            And then they will find a reason and stuff someone's opu with anything, for prevention
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 2 May 2021 11: 09
              +2
              To assume that it was someone joking ... I can't imagine, someone else does not understand how this could end ??? from what hangover, in short?
              1. Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell 2 May 2021 11: 25
                +4
                Quote: rocket757
                To assume that it was someone joking ... I can't imagine, someone else does not understand how this could end?

                Believe it or not - anything happens. My colleagues butted - some stupid characters were late for the flight and called ... the plane flew away and fell under the whole procedure of "solemn welcome", and fighters of the invisible front found merry fellows and ... they were definitely unlucky
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 May 2021 07: 07
    +10
    I flew several thousand kilometers accompanied by crossing one country after another with the probability of finding an explosive device on board - doesn't this seem strange? Correctly, they wrote above why they were not put at the nearest airport. Probably because neither the Spaniards, nor Italians, nor Greeks wanted to take responsibility for someone else's headache and happily passed the escort to a neighbor.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 2 May 2021 07: 46
      +2
      So there is nothing strange about this. Well, they would have landed at another airport. Lots of litigation, you have to pay a lot of money. If shot down, the same thing. And so, and escort at someone else's expense, and passengers a cookie with butter. Nothing happened. And it would happen that these are all terrorists, and demand money from them. The Jews. What to take from them. Profit is most important.
  4. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 2 May 2021 07: 13
    +2
    A number of countries, including NATO countries, have a law that allows them to shoot down passenger planes if they are captured by terrorists and they can send them to a certain "target" to commit a terrorist act. This law is actively discussed by public figures, many of whom consider it inhuman in relation to passengers who may be on board such aircraft.

    It became interesting how many civilian aircraft were shot down in accordance with this law?
    A surface search on the Internet gave no results.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 2 May 2021 07: 32
      +2
      Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
      A surface search on the Internet gave no results.

      So who's going to say this? Relatives of the victims will immediately run for compensation
    2. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 2 May 2021 09: 41
      -3
      Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
      It became interesting how many civilian aircraft were shot down in accordance with this law?

      Which passenger planes were shot down and who was responsible for this:
  5. Dikson
    Dikson 2 May 2021 08: 37
    +1
    It was just that I really had to transport something ... something that did not fit through the diplomatic mail. )) So they provided cover for the escort from all sorts of accidents ..
  6. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 2 May 2021 09: 43
    +4
    Quote: rotmistr60
    I flew several thousand kilometers accompanied by crossing one country after another with the probability of finding an explosive device on board - doesn't this seem strange? Correctly, they wrote above why they were not put at the nearest airport. Probably because neither the Spaniards, nor Italians, nor Greeks wanted to take responsibility for someone else's headache and happily passed the escort to a neighbor.

    The route of such flights passes over the Mediterranean Sea, so it did not cross any borders. And the planes, apparently, were just in case the alleged terrorists hijack the plane and decide to turn in the direction of someone else's border.
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 2 May 2021 15: 14
    +1
    Well, how would the escort planes help in the event of an explosion? But it was necessary to plant it urgently or to look for a bomb on the plane, if there were explosives search means, of course ..
  8. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 2 May 2021 15: 39
    0
    They were accompanied by fighters from 4 countries, but they did not shoot down.
    Couldn't there be one "spontaneous launch" of a rocket on so many combat aircraft? angry
    And then, if there is a bomb on board, what is the use of being escorted by fighters?
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 May 2021 19: 50
    +1
    Here are the pots! They don't know a damn thing about Jewish humor.
  10. PVV66
    PVV66 2 May 2021 20: 05
    +1
    As the Foreign Minister put it: "Morons ..."
  11. Radius
    Radius 2 May 2021 22: 34
    +2
    Cheap show-off: why (nah) take a mined plane to escort fighters (interceptors)? What to tell about your solidarity? And what could they (fighters, interceptors, bombers, aircraft carriers + submarines ... Yes, the entire NATO bloc !!!!!!!!) could do? The maximum is to draw "the same sui ...".
    1. Outsider
      Outsider 3 May 2021 08: 34
      +2
      - To know exactly the coordinates of the crash site, if it explodes, - to search for the remains of passengers, etc.