Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Israelis Force Down Lufthansa Jet

From BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israelis force down Lufthansa jet:

"Israeli jet fighters have forced an incoming Lufthansa airliner to land in Cyprus after a bomb alert that German officials had not considered serious.

'We wanted to fly to Tel Aviv but the Israeli authorities forced us to land in Larnaca,' said a Lufthansa official.

The flight from Frankfurt landed safely and security staff are searching it.

Three passenger jets - two from Greece to New York and one British Airways flight from Berlin - have been diverted after bomb hoaxes in the last 10 days. "