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UAL Aircraft LAX-IAD Being Tracked By Govn't  
User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Fox News is currently reporting that UAL flight 200,currently enroute from LAX to IAD, is being tracked/escorted by the U.S. Government (Air Force, NORAD, FBI, etc.) due to "suspicious activity" or a tip about a possible danger aboard the aircraft. Obviously, since this is post-9/11 and the aircraft is heading to Washington, D.C., security and concern is paramount. The aircraft is scheduled to land in less than an hour. I will update this topic as more information comes in from the news, as well as from a friend who works for UAL at Dulles.


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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 3276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

What's the ship number?


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4049 times:
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I don't see anything on their web site, any more information?

User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

I do not know the ship's number. The aircraft is an A-320, though.


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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 3276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Check out: http://www.flightview.com right now. I've never seen anything like it!



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4002 times:
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An A320 seems like kind of an odd aircraft for something suspicious...not as much fuel as a 762, or 752. I'll believe it when I see it (or hear it).

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3974 times:

Why are there two listings for the flight on flightview.com?

User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

All aircraft ought to be treated the same. You believe that an A-320 is nothing compared to a heavy? 9/11 will not happen again the way it was executed. God forbid, but if there is another attack with an aircraft, it will occur with an aircraft that is carrying bio. agents or some sort of warhead, not an aircraft going into a building! Therefore, ALL suspicious aircraft should be watched just as closely as a heavy!


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User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

There was a thread started on this subject earlier today which was deleted. It has also been on cnn today. Apparently this particular flight has been watched closely by TSA the last few weeks.Particular emphasis was paid in double mchecking the crews IDs. The cockpit crew was even shadowed when they were doing their pre flight checks etc.Their manuals were gone through by TSA. There was extra security at LAX prior to departure. On CNN today a pilot was quoted as saying he had never seen such security in his 25 years of flying. All of this was on CNN a number of times today.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
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By all means I'm not saying it shouldn't be watched. But what I am saying is that we shouldn't get people all worked up over it. Especially without any outside sources (from what I've seen) talking about it either.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

not to rain on your parade, but it is FOX reporting it. do you really think they are a reliable source?


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User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

bottom line: if this flight was truly threatened, United would force the flight to land, case closed. Lovely media blitz for nada.


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User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Cancidas,
although this is not a discussion on news sources, why should Fox's credibility be questioned, as opposed to CNN, MSNBC, BBC, or Aljazeera (very reliable and non-biased, right)?



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User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Cancidas,
furthermore, what political, moral, or economic gain would Fox achieve by falsifying this report??? This questioned MUST be asnwered in order to validate your contention that Fox is not reliable. By the way, I am not a hardcore fan of Fox, or ANY news source for that matter. I just happened to have Fox on.



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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Jmc1975, how is it different from any other flight on flightview.com?


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User currently offlinePlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

not to rain on your parade, but it is FOX reporting it. do you really think they are a reliable source?

I learned about it through an Associated Press bulletin. Are they a reliable source?


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Cancidas,
although this is not a discussion on news sources, why should Fox's credibility be questioned, as opposed to CNN, MSNBC, BBC, or Aljazeera (very reliable and non-biased, right)?


flame away gentlemen, i don't care what you say. and i never stated that anyone is more credible than the other. i don't trust anyone of them.



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineFlyinguy1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Cancidas,
you should have mentioned that you do "not trust any of them." By the way, I respect you and like your website.



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User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

They have been going on about this all day. I am sure a lot of us are aware that some flts go through super security. Some daily. I am surprised it is getting as much attention as BA 222/223.


User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3234 times:


Does anyone know what happened? It was due into DC 45 minutes ago. It is not on our local news, and isn't searchable on the Fox news website or CNN website.




Curt / concord977
Washington, DC



No info
User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,70075,00.html first topic mentioned int he show...

UA777222



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User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

It arrived at 1139 acording to UA's website.

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3124 times:


Thanks UA777222 for finding the mention on their site. I searched using "United" and "Dulles" and nothing came up. It still seems that details (or a conclusion) are absent.




Curt / concord977
Washington, DC



No info
User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Speaking of strange things regarding LAX, yesterday the SQ A340-500 flight from SIN was escorted in by an F-16. Apparantly there was a hijack signal being sent out. Thankfully it turned out to be a false alarm.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

I don't know what's scarier. The fact that this plane is on the terrorist watch list, or the news blurb underneath the UA one on Ua777222's link...where the TSA is teaching pilots how to shoot guns.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
25 Benjamin : or the news blurb underneath the UA one on Ua777222's link...where the TSA is teaching pilots how to shoot guns. Um, why would that be scary? Would yo
26 Ua777222 : They shouldn't have guns. They should stop training the people to use guns and spend the $$ in trying to make fix what is the issue and make sure that
27 Tjwgrr : "...Well instead of spending $$ in training and guns spend the $$ on x-ray machine for the individual aircraft for each pax.... UA777222" How 'bout sp
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