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Italy:explosives On Plane Waiting To Board Pax (?)  
User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2813 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

From AP (on Haaretz online, June 12):

23:35 Italian authorities find explosives on domestic plane waiting to board passengers (AP)

Any info?

I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
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User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 705 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

Plane was an Alitalia Express ATR-72, flight AZ1128 from Ancona Falconara (AOI) to Rome FCO.

Apparently the Carabinieri received an anonymous call warning about a bomb on board the plane, and a suspicious-looking packet was found hidden under a seat; it was disguised as a life jacket. Passengers had not boarded yet, so the packet was taken to a remote zone of the airport and made explode. The bigger-than-expected deflagration confirmed that it contained explosives.

Right now the aircraft is stuck at Ancona at disposal of the local authority.

More info (in Italian) here: http://www.ansa.it/fdg01/200306122241109635/200306122241109635.shtml

[Edited 2003-06-13 00:53:41]

User currently offlineTodareisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2813 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 3763 times:


Thanks for the info and for the link.

I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

are they saying any suspicions yet?
Does italy still have problems with communist terrorist (Faction of the red army) etc?

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Very lucky that the tip was called in. I wonder if it was a terrorist who had a last-minute change of heart or moment of conscience...?

Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

I wouldn't be surprised if they find out that there was no explosive after all.

I am always suspicious when I read lines like: "The bigger-than-expected deflagration confirmed that it contained explosives".

Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Sounds real to me...

"An airport source said the device was believed to have contained some 200 grams (seven ounces) of explosives which caused a large blast when detonated at a remote part of the airport."


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