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UA956 EWR-GVA Diverted To BOS 7/31  
User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5635 times:

UA956 EWR-GVA turned around just before crossing the pond due to a suspicious package onboard - intercepted by F-15s SLAM31 and 32, just landed at BOS. Aircraft didn't dump fuel and landed overweight, B763 with 168 onboard.

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User currently offlineflightmedic72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

According to ABC news, a Flight Attendent found a camera in a seat back pocket and could not locate the owner.

User currently onlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4546 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

Jesus. A camera in a seatback? This is getting ridiculous. Clean your planes better.

The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 2):

I agree. Doesn't the inbound land about two or three HOURS before departure? I mean I know that's not a HUGE turnaround time for a 763, but come on! It's enough time to give the cabin a quick onceover.

Granted, I don't know the SOP for turning around a plane so I can't really comment, but it does seem that they shouldn't have noticed it.

User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 819 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4860 times:

What a mess. Crew went illegal which is why flight ended up cancelling.

Extra section BOS-GVA leaving at 1800 on 08/01.

User currently onlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4546 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4786 times:

It seems there is a fine line these days from 'better safe than sorry' and having the slightest modicum of common sense!

This whole thing makes absolutely no sense to me. They didn't even divert to the nearest airport, which you'd think would be the priority upon the realization of their worst fears.


I'm a big proponent of aviation security, really, but 2 words come to mind here: unconscionably. stupid.

[Edited 2012-08-01 00:38:53]

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User currently offlinegweilo88 From Hong Kong, joined May 2009, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

I left an iPod and Bose headset on a UA flight a few weeks ago. Too bad they didn't divert the outbound flight so maybe I could have had them returned to me.      

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27495 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 weeks ago) and read 4649 times:

From Transport Canada daily occurrence reports. It was 80 miles SW of Sydney, Nova Scotia (YQY) when it turned around.

UAL956, Boeing 767-300, enroute from Newark (KEWR) to Geneva (LSGG), declared an emergency due to a "suspect item on board". The flight requested clearance direct to Boston (KBOS). The aircraft was given clearance to turn, descend to 32,000 ft. direct to Boston. The aircraft requested to be parked away from everything else. Information was coordinated with the Boston Area D supervisor. During the return to US airspace multiple aircraft were turned to stay at least five miles from UAL956. UAL956 exited Moncton airspace at 00:39Z.

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