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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

I am watching CNN right now, they are reporting that Gatwick's North Terminal is closed. That's all they know, I am assuming this is due to security. Does anybody have any more details? How will this affect BA's schedule?

blink


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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

How will this affect BA's schedule?

If true, it certainly won't help. Expect some delays, even some cancellations if this is a serious security threat. May just be a false/smoke alarm, let's see what happens.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

The shut down is caused by security alert.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

2 men in a car stopped and arrested at Heathrow perimeter fence as a "precautionary measure" after they failed to adequately explain what they were doing. Could be spotters, from the sounds of it!

User currently offlineNBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Could be nothing...this happens all the time in the states.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Good point NBC - but in the UK, this type of thing is all new and very exciting.

I'll bet you MI5/6 have their work cut out at the moment...


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Just got into Gatwick (South) from Malaga and heard that a case full of hand grenades was found in the North Terminal  Confused


I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

I heard that it was only a silly chap leaving his briefcase unattended in a coffee bar. Bet the cops gave him a right old bollocking.

[Edited 2003-02-13 17:38:05]

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

How will this affect BA's schedule?
If true, it certainly won't help. Expect some delays, even some cancellations if this is a serious security threat. May just be a false/smoke alarm, let's see what happens.


Ahhh...it wont be too bad since it happened at LGW...if it happened at Heathrow, BA would be screwed.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1346 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

BBC is now reporting someone was arrested at Gatwick under the Terrorism Act.

User currently offlineGr325 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 714 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

It is not affecting schedule much. Ba 8026 nbound for LGW from GCI is just taking off. Short delays are expected for parking.


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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

37 Year Old from Venezuela. Hand Grenades found!

DC-10


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

"The man's baggage was searched after his arrival on a British Airways flight from Colombia, Sussex Police said.
A suspicious object was examined by explosives experts and found to be a live grenade, detectives said."


Full details at BBC online at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2757143.stm

Mark



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

After the flight had landed?! Scary stuff.

User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2435 times:


Just another example of utter US and UK inspired paranoia. The man was coming off a flight, not boarding. More hysteria created to justify a pointless war by Bush and Blair. I sincerly hope France, Germany and Russia hold their stance against War.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Just another example of utter US and UK inspired paranoia. The man was coming off a flight, not boarding.

The guy had a LIVE grenade. How is this paranoia? We're just lucky the grenade wasn't used to bring the plane down over London.


User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Yeah, as long as you don't use the weapon or explosives on the flight it's allright..... someone here seems to be either totally missing or ignoring the point.

T.J.



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

UPDATE - Hand grenade found in UK airport terror alert

"LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man carrying a live hand grenade was arrested at Britain's Gatwick airport on Thursday by police on high alert for an al Qaeda terror attack."

More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/rm/030213/britain_airport_1.html



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Just another example of utter US and UK inspired paranoia. The man was coming off a flight, not boarding.

This is actually just another example of how the people that want to be Anti America and Anti Britain will argue every point. The next one will be 18 muslim men were arrested at LHR after killing the cabin crew and trying to storm the cockpit. This will be seen by the usual cohorts as another American over reaction I suppose.

A live granade !!!....

Jeremy


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

"Just another example of utter US and UK inspired paranoia. The man was coming off a flight, not boarding. More hysteria created to justify a pointless war by Bush and Blair. I sincerly hope France, Germany and Russia hold their stance against War."

Hysteria?? Pardon me but are you mad?? Serious question.

The mad had a bloody LIVE GRENADE for crying out loud. The fact he didn't use it on the plane is not relevant. If someone had just got off my plane with a live grenade, I would be pretty pissed off if they just let him go.

The fact that Bush and Blair want to pick a fight in Iraq (which I will reserve my personal judgment on since this forum is not for me to air such views) does not mean that vital issues to flight safety and security should not be considered seriously.



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

It's nice to see that true ignorance is alive and well!

Thise nice boys never meant to slam those planes into any buildings right?

JH


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Considering that you almost never get searched on the way off a plane, I am curious who tipped the police or what triggered the search

Jeremy


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Security failed somewhere........perhaps at Bogota
rgds


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Seeing as how he was coming from CCS the reason he was searched was because they were looking for drugs.

Now.....I'm sure someone on this forum is going to say that there are no drugs in the UK and that drugs are a myth created by Tony Blair to spend countless pounds on customs inspectors and police when drugs just simply do not exist...right?

JH


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

My thinking exactly, Artsyman!

Still, very serious stuff. All the way from CCS on a 777. That could have been very serious, if not fatal. There can be no excuse for a member of the public having a real grenade, let along bringing it on a flight. No wonder they took it very seriously.

There will need to be a very serious review of security at CCS now; there are only three flights a week to LGW, but many, many daily flights to US destinations and it only takes something like this for "certain people" to focus attention on specific parts of the world.


25 Capt.Picard : Was it CCS then? News reports the man as coming off a BA flight from Colombia - or does the BOG service start at CCS? Also, was it a 777? Thought they
26 Jayhup : Because of the political situation in CCS the flight makes essentially three stops...TAB, CCS and BOG and is operated by a 777. What scares me the mos
27 Arsenal@LHR : CCS is Caracas Capt Picard. The disturbing thing is if this guy had the same intensions as the shoe bomber Richard Reid then this BA 777 would have be
28 Artsyman : The disturbing thing is if this guy had the same intensions as the shoe bomber Richard Reid then this BA 777 would have been blown to bits. The questi
29 Arsenal@LHR : Still a cause for great concern, the fact that he managed to get a grenade onboard even if it was in the cargo hold is still worrying. We can everythi
30 Capt.Picard : Guys, I knew CCS was Caracas. Sorry if i gave the wrong impression... cheers p.s. hope this guy gets an absolute bollocking
31 WiLdmanVzla : well, well, well... I use to travel to CCS a lot of times each year because my family lives there... and security is so strong over there only if you
32 Shamrock104 : As far as I understand from reports, the grenade was in the mans hold baggage, which would indicate he wasn't going to use it inflight.
33 Jayhup : What if it 'used itself' and blew a hole in the airplane????? JH
34 BD1959 : Would something like this - where security cannot be guaranteed - be enough for airlines which appreciate a good safety record (such as BA) to pull ou
35 EA CO AS : This is very disturbing, but I can't say I'm surprised. Anyone with enough cash to spend could bribe a Colombian airport official to let a bag "slip b
36 Covert : Probably bribed them.... Hey it is a third world country right?
37 EWRvirgin : The authorities better take notice. With the security measures put in place after 9/11 making it all but impossible to smuggle anything through securi
38 Ussherd : Security at Caracas can be quite tight. Several times I have been pulled out of the queue at the gate and taken downstairs to open my luggage because
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