EgyptAir Flight 985, which was on its way to JFK from Cairo, was escorted to Glasgow by Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets this morning after a note reading, "I'll set this plane on fire" was found in the plane’s bathroom by BBC producer Nada Tawfik, who happened to be on board the Boeing 777. As she told her employer, "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. 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 humor or, you know, it's very scary." The AP reports that there were no injuries, and the police in Scotland are interviewing the aircraft's 326 passengers. Update: The AP reports that five passengers Syrian passengers from the flight are seeking asylum in the UK.
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