(ATLANTA) — Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled on Saturday to escort two airliners traveling to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said.
The fighters from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina were dispatched at 1 p.m. ET and escorted the planes to Hartsfeld, where they both landed safely, NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said.
The two passenger flights were Delta 1156 from Portland and Southwest 2492 from Milwaukee.
The fighters escorted both aircraft from a distance behind until they landed.
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