Aviation News

January 18, 2013

Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Fighter jets escort US plane after hijack warning (via AFP)

Two F-15 fighter jets escorted an Alaska Airlines flight into Seattle’s main airport Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a male passenger could be a hijacker, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was escorted until it landed without incident in Seattle at about 7:00 pm (0300 GMT Friday…