Eighteen British tourists kicked off plane in Israel after one threatened to

first_imgEighteen British tourists kicked off plane in Israel after one threatened to blow it up Eighteen Britons were hauled off a British Airways plane in Israel after one of them allegedly threatened to blow up the aircraft.Eighteen British tourists were kicked off a flight at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv after one of the men allegedly threatened to blow up the aircraft.Others in the group are accused of making antisemitic jokes about other passengers after boarding the flight destined for London Heathrow on Sunday.What has been described as “ill-judged humour”, was taken extremely seriously by the Israel Airports Authority.After the group were led away by security, the plane was swept for explosives which resulted in a two hour delay.Speaking to The Independent, Richard Andrews, who was onboard the flight, said: “I didn’t hear any shouting and screaming, I didn’t hear any rowdiness or whatever, but there was certainly something going on and one main guy who seemed to be the one who was leading any bad behaviour.“If somebody did say something about blowing the plane up I think it will have been to the people immediately around them – it wasn’t something that was shouted out. But it’s not something that anybody in the right frame of mind would be saying on a plane anywhere.”The luggage of the eighteen men were removed from the aircraft, and none of the group were allowed to re-board.“After they sat down on the plane, one of the members of the group said he would blow up the plane,” said the Israel Airports Authority.“The captain informed the airline in London and received an order to remove the group from the plane.” Bloglast_img read more