A Turkish Airlines flight out of Israel was aborted Tuesday before it even got off the tarmac, after passengers on board received chilling images of plane crashes on their cellphones.
The captain of the Turkish AnadoluJet flight decided to ground the flight after panic broke out, reports BBC. The 737 jet had 160 passengers on board and was set to travel from Israel to Turkey. Read more: YouTuber intentionally crashed his plane in daring stunt, FAA report says It was taxiing to a take-off position when passengers began to receive the photos.
After the crew was alerted, the pilot made the decision to turn around and go back to the terminal at Ben Gurion Airport. The Hebrew Ynet news site said the images were sent exclusively to iPhones via Apple’s AirDrop service, which allows iPhone users to send files to other iPhones that are in close proximity.