The aircraft was grounded at Ben Gurion Airport, shown here in December 2021. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images) ISRAEL - A flight preparing for takeoff was grounded in Israel Tuesday after "passengers reported to the flight crew that pictures of crashing planes were sent to their mobile phones," authorities say.The incident happened at Ben Gurion Airport outside of Tel Aviv and nine passengers have been taken into custody for further questioning, the Israel Airports Authority said in a statement to Fox News Digital. "We got on the flight and the plane started moving.
Most people received a request for a photo confirmation in AirDrop, some approved and some did not," a passenger on board the plane – which according to reports was operated by AnadoluJet and was destined for Turkey – told the Kan 11 news channel.
A man climbed on the wing of a grounded airplane at McCarran International Airport in Henderson, Nevada, on December 12, later being arrested by the police. (Credit: @SkipperBK13 via Storyful)"The plane stopped and the flight attendants asked who got the picture.