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barrington
10-08-2006, 12:09 PM
Here we go again.

Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm)

'Plot to blow up planes' foiled

All airports have been put under the restrictions


Reid statement
A terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.
It is thought the plan was to detonate up to three explosive devices smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage.

Police have arrested about 18 people in the London area after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months.

What is it with aeroplanes and these people?
Go and butcher somebody else's career.

Good work Scotland Yard.

Hazzle
10-08-2006, 12:17 PM
Was just talking this over with a friend. In fact this is all over every internet forum around. Anyone from here planning to fly in or out of Heathrow today (unlikely or we'd know about it ;))

Foeni
10-08-2006, 12:27 PM
Hreh, BA told me. They were too busy to help me properly when something didn't work quite as it should today. Buut, it worked out anyway. OMGWTFKKWBBQ here I come!

Hazzle
10-08-2006, 12:43 PM
All flights into the UK are cancelled. That's why I asked if anyone was planning a flight because they'll find their plans have been changed ;)

hasselbrad
10-08-2006, 01:43 PM
Glad y'all managed to stop it before loss of life and limb. Thoughts and prayers for a completely safe resolution.

kingdumbass
11-08-2006, 10:47 AM
Ah-ha....
So our old rivals The Terrorists think they can kick us in the ass while we're not looking again, eh? Well, ya'll better recognise, the US and UK OWN this block, son! BACK the fuck up!

Ahem. Anyway, I know that they have now banned all liquids from carry-on luggage. It's a good thing I don't have to fly any time soon, as I get pretty pissy when I am forced to go for an extended period without my personal supply of caffeinated fluids. I remember a few years back, some airlines suggested that perhaps a special class of non-threatening passengers be created, who would be allowed certain "priveledges" that others without such clearance could not so easily get. The idea generated a bit of controversy at the time, but now I wonder if it was really so bad. I know that I'm not a terrorist; THEY know that I'm not a terrorist. So, why the charade? I want a special pass!

MrPink
11-08-2006, 10:50 AM
not all cancelled, my dad arrived in UK this morning from south africa alright and on time.

Leonie
11-08-2006, 11:30 AM
They're not cancelled, just delayed if you're unlucky. Everyone's going through massive extra security is all methinks.

Hazzle
11-08-2006, 01:28 PM
ALL flights landing yesterday were cancelled, because they were backed up and struggling to deal with it. It was all over the BBC news and website.

Only a few were cancelled today, however, as things are returning to normal, with added security checks causing minor delays but nothing TOO severe.

Leah
12-08-2006, 04:20 AM
Damn...The UK rocks for saving our rears...actually the UK rocks period.

Hazzle
17-08-2006, 07:43 AM
Another incident:

Woman held over plane diversion

A woman passenger has been arrested after a flight from London to Washington was diverted to Boston because of an on-board disturbance.

Transport officials said the 59-year-old woman was held in connection with a confrontation with the flight crew.

She was carrying hand cream - a banned item - and matches on board the United Airlines flight.

The aircraft was escorted into Logan airport by two jet fighters.

Responding to reports that the woman had been tied up during the flight, United Airlines spokesman Brandon Borrman said that she had been restrained.

"Safety and security are top priority. Crews are trained to restrain when they feel it is appropriate for the safety and security of the flight," he said.

Reports that the woman was carrying a screwdriver and a note referring to al-Qaeda have been denied.

Security officials at Boston's Logan International airport laid all of the luggage from the plane out on the runway and checked every item with sniffer dogs.

The woman, who is from Vermont, is expected to be charged on Thursday.

However, US Attorney Michael Sullivan's office said, in a statement, that "at this time, there is no evidence that this was a terrorist-related incident".

'Claustrophobic'

United Flight 923 from Heathrow Airport, with 182 passengers on board, was originally bound for Washington DC's Dulles Airport.

It landed at Logan at about 1020 local time (1420 GMT).

Nenette Day, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston, said the woman passenger was apparently claustrophobic and had become disruptive on the flight.

"This isn't just an 'I want another drink kind of thing,' it was a disruption that caused them to divert the plane," she said.

The incident comes almost one week after an alleged bomb plot targeting UK flights to the US was uncovered by British intelligence officers.

One of North America's largest ship container terminals was evacuated on Wednesday after bomb-sniffing dogs became alarmed by two cargo containers from Pakistan.

No explosives or chemical or biological agents were found in the containers in Seattle, the US customs and border protection service said.

One was filled with clothes and the other with large bundles of used or recycled textiles.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4800635.stm

Leonie
17-08-2006, 07:46 AM
What about the boy who managed to board a plane at Gatwick without a passport or boarding pass on him? Nice one...

Hazzle
17-08-2006, 10:42 AM
To be fair that's no biggie. They don't check those documents when they scan you, only afterwards when boarding the plane. Little lapses like that are bound to happen as they concentrate more on baggage control. Who cares who's on the plane? I care more about what they're taking on with them. The staff are really overworked to be fair.