Transcript for Egypt Air Threat Creates Panic
Two separate flights, suddenly fearing that there were bombs on board. The cases unrelated, both frightening. This egypt bound for new york city, suddenly military jets scrambled, escorting the flight as it was diverted to scotland after someone found te in the bathroom, a bomb onboard. It had a seat number. The other flight on frontier airlines, a passenger told a flight attendant. The flight crew piling seat cushions on top of the bag, doing anything to protect passengers. We have both flights covered tonight beginning with one still unfolding with the one heading to new york city. Investigators still on the scene tonight. Abc's nick schifrin is in london. Reporter: Flight 985 had been in the air for four hours when he found a horrifying handwritten threat. It said in english, I'll set this plane on fire. She told the crew the pilot head to the closest airport. They escorted the plane to glasgow. The whole time, she had to sit in her seat. Not knowing the fate of herself and heyear-old daughter. Very nervous. I'm traveling by myself with my daughter. I told one of the stewardess i don't know if this is a prank or what, and they said this isn't a prank. Reporter: The crew tried to keep passengers calm it doesn't work. Everyone's obviously very concerned. There's babies onboard. We're getting frustrated. Reporter: Whoever wrote the note left a possible clue, a seat number, 46d. Authorities are questioning all passen and crew. Checking passports, trying to discover who threatened the plane. If someone wants to be stupid enough to put themselves into a criminal position, we have to respond. Reporter: Tonight, the passengers still don't know whether the threat was real. Scottish police are treating this as a criminal not a terrorist incident. For everyone onboard it was tense, and very, very scary. Abc's nick schrifrin leading
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