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Jet diverted after bomb scare

A jet on a flight from Paris to North Carolina was diverted over security fears after a French passenger handed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically-implanted device.

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Fighter jets called into action after airliner bomb scare

A U.S. F15 takes off from the air base of Cervia in the northern Italy in this April 2, 1999 Credit: Reuters

Two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort flight 787 with 179 passengers and nine crew on board, after a woman handed a flight attended a note saying that she had a bomb surgically implanted in her.

Passengers were not aware of the two fighter jets because they were advised to keep their shades down during a film, said Stuart Frankel, from Baltimore.

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