A plane headed from Cairo to JFK was diverted after a passenger found a threatening note reading, "I'll set this plane on fire." The EgyptAir jet, carrying 326 people, was escorted by Typhoon fighter jets and set down in Glasgow after the note was found by BBC producer Nada Tawfik—who was traveling with her two-year-old daughter—in the plane's toilet. "When I went in to change my daughter about three hours into the flight, I found a note by the sink saying 'I'll set this plane on fire' with the seat number 46 D written on it," she said.
"It almost looked like a child's handwriting or someone who has very sloppy handwriting, but it was very alarming especially these days when everyone is so concerned about safety on flights," she told BBC. "I said to one of the stewardesses 'I don't know if this is a prank', they said no, it can't be a prank. Either someone has a very bad sense of humour or, you know, it's very scary."
She said the mood on the plane quickly turned tense: "Everyone's trying to grab what they can to drink, people are concerned, there are babies on board who are all getting very frustrated." No injuries have been reported.