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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just heard about a US flight being diverted to Boston from London, it was also accompanied by jet fighters...............eeekk !!
Whats going on folks ? ?
post #2 of 14
All CNN had to say at this point is that it was due to a confrontation between passengers. I'm sure they'll have the details as soon as they are available.
post #3 of 14
Wow I haven't heard anything about this! Scary stuff! Hope it isn't too bad!
post #4 of 14
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/08/16....ap/index.html

Here is the story...I guess the pilot had to declare an emergency after 3 of the passengers were "unruly"

Some passengers should never be allowed to fly!!
post #5 of 14
One female passenger evidently pulled a screwdriver on the flight crew and was yelling something about Al Quida - at least that's what's being reported on the Boston Fox affiliate. Per safety protocol they need to have a fighter jet escort the plane into Boston and all the luggage and passengers needs to be rescreened.
post #6 of 14
Wow that is really scary. I am so afraid to fly anything like that really freaks me out.
I think if I ever visit my home town I will take a bus.
post #7 of 14
Mu local station is reporting that a 60 year old woman became claustrophobic and then there was some type of confrontation.
post #8 of 14
Fox News is saying that the woman had a screwdriver, matches and vaseline as well as a note referencing Al Queda in 2 languages, but they say there is no terror threat. Right now, bomb sniffing dogs are checking the checked luggage.
post #9 of 14
It's so funny what the different stations are reporting! I am seeing a live overhead shot of the checked luggage spread out on the tarmac, and there are officers going through every bag, not dogs.
post #10 of 14
Ok, call me crazy, but how does someone make it onto a plane with a screwdriver or matches????? When we were on our way home from our honeymoon (years ago) we were made to throw out a lighter that we bought as a souvinier, because your not allowed to have them on planes. And a screwdriver??? That's not even something you'd keep in your purse.....

Oh, and on MSNBC it says that George Nacarra (fed security dir. for TSA) denied reports that she was carrying a screw driver, matches, & an al-quaida note..... so what does that mean??? She wasn't carrying it??? Or he's just denying it???
post #11 of 14
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Oh, and on MSNBC it says that George Nacarra (fed security dir. for TSA) denied reports that she was carrying a screw driver, matches, & an al-quaida note..... so what does that mean??? She wasn't carrying it??? Or he's just denying it???

I don't think we'll ever know what actually happened. I highly doubt they would need to call in F-15s and divert for an elderly woman having a panic/claustrophobic attack. It would be a medical landing at the nearest airport. It all seems a bit suspicious, like they're trying to downplay the threat. If someone really got on a plane with all of these non-allowable items, that would be embarrassing for the British and for the US.
post #12 of 14
One point that they made on the local station is that normally when there is suspected terrorist action on a transatlantic flight, the plane lands either in Newfoundland, or Bangor, Maine. This flight continued on to Boston, because they felt the situation was under control.

Honestly, the conflicting reports that we are hearing really confirms that you can't believe everything you hear.
post #13 of 14
The latest report says that there were NO matches, screwdriver or note. The woman became claustrophobic and got into an altercation, with the cabin attendants. With the heightened security, ANY untoward or unusual behavior is going to cause the crew to send out an alert - better safe, than sorry.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
..........eek, aint it crazy !
Now theres something kicking off in Australia ! something to do with a Virgin flight ?? Any of our Aus buddies heard ?
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