Israelis removed from flight in Istanbul after joking about bombs
Three Israeli nationals were removed from a Turkish Airlines flight and detained for questioning after they joked about carrying bombs with them onto the plane, Channel 10 reported.
The Israelis reportedly joked about having explosive devices with them on the plane – a conversation meant in jest, but which was overheard by a Turkish Airlines stewardess.
After she heard the three discussing the bombs they claimed they had brought on board, the stewardess alerted the captain of the plane, who immediately ordered the three Israeli passengers removed from the flight and handed over to airport authorities.
Investigators in Istanbul questioned the three passengers, and after it became clear that they posed no threat, they were released. The three Israelis took a different flight the next day, Jerusalem Post reported.