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Flight turns back after passengers receive plane crash photos

By T.K. Randall
May 11, 2022 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by and then 2 years ago
If this was found to be intentional mischief or worse, those responsible should pay LARGE...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
  "The Hebrew Ynet news site reported that the images were shared via AirDrop, an Apple service which enables users to send files from one Apple device to another across short distances. All the images were received on iPhones, it said." They were looking suspiciously at some young Israelis for the downloads, likely on board the craft, but they did not specify that.     PS: @and then, how have you been, and have you seen @RoofGardener? 
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin 2 years ago
Huh. I guess some people can be that cruel.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy 2 years ago
And similarly; some that naive that they have their phone settings to allow anyone to AirDrop them. And then click on the notification when it popped up from an unknown person.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
ehhh, just kids, trying to hone their brand 

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