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UA956 EWR-GVA Diverted To BOS 7/31  
User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4685 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, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4399 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, 4356 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

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


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4214 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, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3910 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, 4356 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3836 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.

http://www.examiner.com/article/bomb...light-956-triggers-two-emergencies

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 onlinegweilo88 From Hong Kong, joined May 2009, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3778 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 offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3699 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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