PASSENGERS aboard a Birmingham-bound flight were left terrified after it was intercepted by a fighter jet in a dramatic mid-air alert.
The plane drew so close to the Monarch Airlines aircraft that passengers could see the pilot’s face.
It happened on Monday when Flight ZB983, from Madeira, lost contact with air traffic controllers in French airspace.
Caroline Regan, who was on board with husband Tony, said: “It was terrifying. The plane came right up to the window – it was so close you could see the pilot.
“It seemed to follow us and we all started to panic.”
The 71-year-old Caroline and Tony, 70, were …read more
Source: Herald LIVE