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BA Close To Catastrophy In Saudi  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

According to www.gazeta.ru Saudi Arabia's special forces have prevented a terrorist attack whcih was aimed at a Western airliner presumably British Airways. The kamikaze pilot was supposed to fly a light aircraft stuffed with TNT and go down at the BA aircraft while it was taxiing to the runway for take off.
British Ministry of Foreign affairs and British Airways did not confirm the news.

I am glad the attack was prevented!

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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3455 times:




Interesting, first AF, now BA. Was the pilot of the small aircraft arrested? Any further investigations conducted?



User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Apparently 2 light aircraft were found on the flight line filled with explosives and two pilots have been arrested. The attack was aimed at a European airline although BA was the probable one.


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Does BA fly the 744 or 772 to Riyadh? And what time does it arrive and depart?

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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12374 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
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Last time I flew to Riyadh, it was a 772. Arrival time is about 10:45ish, depating about 00:30 as far as I can remember. So cover of darkness would be good from the terrorist's perspective.

[edit]
There's nothing on BBC's website about this at 12:00 today.

[Edited 2003-12-28 13:05:27]


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