WATCH: Passenger Spots Fighter Jet Next to British Airways Plane
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Flying can make some uneasy, but one woman on a British Airways flight was terrified to see a fighter jet flying alongside her plane Saturday.
According to the Daily Mail, Sabrina Fawaz was on British Airways Flight BA108 from Dubai to London with her husband when the plane lost communication with air traffic control as it entered Hungarian air space.
As the plane entered Hungarian air space, it was intercepted by two Hungarian Air Force Gripens, and Fawaz said she saw the fighter jet flying right next to the wing before dipping beneath the commercial aircraft.
“My mouth went dry and I went hot and cold. It was terrifying,” Fawaz told Daily Mail. “I thought it was ready to shoot us down. Usually you hear that when two fighter jets are scrambled, one is flying to the front of the plane to check that it's okay and the second one is flying behind ready to shoot it down.”
Fawaz told flight attendants about the fighter jet next to the plane’s wing, but she was informed that it happens occasionally, and no announcement was made during the trip by the pilot.
Thankfully, the jets guided the commercial aircraft away from Hungarian air space and the Boeing 777 landed safely at Heathrow Airport in London at 2:19 p.m. local time Saturday.
The Scottish Sun shared images of the jet fighter near the plane, via Twitter:
The Daily Mail also shared the video of the incident on its official website:
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