Flights in Israel were canceled after photographs of a plane crash were airdropped to panicked passengers’ phones.

After shocked customers were emailed footage of a jet crashing, an airline operator forced to cancel the flight. Passengers boarding flights from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday, May 10 reportedly received gruesome photographs of downed planes, causing several to pass out from fear.

At the moment, the Turkish airline AnadoluJet was on its way to Istanbul.

Nine people were seized and are suspected of sending disturbing photographs to other passengers on the aircraft using the AirDrop feature on Apple phones, according to Israeli investigators.

Each of the nine faces up to three years in prison under Israeli law for spreading false information.

‘I am sure the police and security agencies will find out why they (the suspects) did it,’ said Ofer Lefler, a spokeswoman for the Israel Airports Authority. He praised the pilot for making the “correct decision” to cancel the flight and return to the gate owing to passenger panic.

After further security checks on the aircraft, luggage, and passengers, the jet eventually took off several hours late.

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