EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4313 times:
I'm not sure if its because the President is in town, or there is something more, but they have left the airplane on the runway and have moved the big 'X' Runway Closed signs out. Also, local news is reporting that 2 seperate police dogs have 'hit' on something in the plane. All of the camera shots show no one anywhere near the jet as it sits alone on the remote runway.
Also, as reported, the figher jets where already in the area flying a CAP due to AF1 being in the area.
[Edited 2004-05-28 00:53:50]
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Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4201 times:
According to MSNBC the pilot's first request to land at BNA was met with a request to continue on to somewhere else since Air Force One was onsite.... after a second request fighter jets escorted him into BNA.... http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5078845/
KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5065 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3791 times:
I wouldn't worry to much about airport codes, I'll keep on using them since it's easier, and everybody knows what airport it is by moving the mouse over the code. It will show full name, state country etc etc.... so what's the problem?
Mattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 311 posts, RR: 7 Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3622 times:
I've been sitting in the airport police/fire dept. parking lot for about 2 hours watching all of this with some news media buddies...
I knew something was going on when the fighter jets that had been circling Nashville all day were flying very low around the city...
The plane is sitting near the end of 20R (2L) about 1/2 mile across a street and a field from where the VC-25 is currently parked (Berry Field ANG base). They x-rayed the "device" twice in the plane and couldn't conclude anything...so they dragged it down the aisle and out the back stairs with a rope and are supposed to detonate it in the field next to the runway shortly. The passengers were put on buses and taken to the Delta concourse to be interviewed by the FBI.
The local stations in Nashville are WSMV, WKRN and NewsChannel5 (add the .com) if you want to look for updated video clips...
Mattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 311 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2877 times:
On some of the 10pm newscasts they had interviews with people in Boston that were waiting on the plane up there and also showed a departure screen at BNA showing that the flight was supposedly continuing to Boston at 9:30pm. I haven't confirmed that it left throught fboweb or flytecomm yet, thought.
Did see (from the viewing area) a USA 3000 A320 leave about 10 minutes after Air Force One taking more media folks back to Andrews AFB... Guess I'd better get used to seeing Airbus aircraft here with Frontier coming to town next month!
Got a few pics of Air Force One leaving... Took them in a hurry with ISO 800 and poor lighting, but at least I have something for the personal gallery - not for a.net though...
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25 LXLGU: Aircraft has overnighted with an ETD of 0700 Guess crew may have been over hours as aircraft originated in Seattle Cheers! Tony
26 Mattbna: On a delayed note... I watched the plane leave the next morning... I was at the end of 20L and it went right over my head. Did everyone hear that it w