Passengers aboard E1 A1 flights from London airport to Israel spent more than two hours getting into their Jumbo jet on Monday (6 September) due to massive security checks.
Passengers aboard E1 A1 flights from London airport to Israel spent more than two hours getting into their Jumbo jet on Monday (6 September) due to massive security checks. The checks. The checks were on the advice of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It warned airlines of possible sabotage attempts on the anniversary of four aircraft blown up in the Jordan desert last year by Palestinian guerrillas.
SYNOPSIS: Massive security at London airport on Monday, anniversary of last year's Palestinian hijackings and explosion of four jets in the Jordan desert.
Passengers aboard E1 A1 flights to Israel had to wait two hours before boarding their jets. The International Air Transport Association warned airlines against possible sabotage attempts...and Israel police announced that during the past week two girls had been detained after being tricked into carrying bombs aboard E1 A1 flights by Arab agents. All E1 A1 flights from western Europe underwent similar checks.
Passengers were also asked to declare that they had not accepted luggage belonging to other people and that they were aware of the contents. Israeli police said that it was by accepting luggage from young Arabs that the Dutch and Peruvian girls had unknowingly played a part in attempted sabotage. There were bombs in their suitcases due to go off in midflight.