Flight turns back after passengers receive plane crash photos
By T.K. Randall
May 11, 2022 · 5 comments
Those responsible face criminal proceedings. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Acdx
An airline flight from Israel to Turkey was forced to turn around after passengers received unnerving images on their phones.
If there's one thing that's likely to put you off flying it's someone sending you photographs of crashed planes - as evidenced this week by a peculiar incident which saw the pilot of an AnadoluJet 737 turn around and land shortly after takeoff because passengers had started receiving such images on their phones.
According to reports, the images showed various aviation disasters including a Turkish Airlines plane crash which occurred back in 2009.
Some of the recipients reacted badly, with one woman fainting and another having a panic attack.
Concerned about the safety of the flight, the pilot took the decision to return to Ben Gurion Airport where a security crew re-examined everyone's luggage and conducted various safety checks.
It was later revealed that the images had been sent via Apple AirDrop from the phones of nine passengers aboard the flight.
According to local authorities, they were all removed from the plane and could face prosecution for disseminating false information.
It remains unclear why this particular group had decided to participate in such a stunt.
Source: Sky News
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