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Bomb Explodes On Turkish Airlines Plane  
User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13190 times:

Bomb Explodes on Turkish Airlines plane at Istanbul airport. Only 1 injured casualty reported....On BBC & Sky


virgin744

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12925 times:

And the airplane? Let's hope when the plane is heavily damaged that it's not a 737-800, because that would ruin the 737NG perfect record of no write offs. (Of course a rather trivial thought compared to the victim, let's hope he only has minor injuries and recovers well).

[Edited 2004-06-29 12:41:32]


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12849 times:

Ugh, seriously, I give a rat's ass about the plane, as long as the poor victim will be alright.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12847 times:

737-800, TC-JFD. Sorry about that.

User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2256 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12831 times:

From what I heard the explosion occurred while the A/C was being cleaned.


2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12816 times:

My oh my!! How the hell did the bomb get there in the first place????
This only proves that it's still possible to get bombs on a flight...
I sure hope that no one was seriosly hurt.


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12793 times:

And the airplane? Let's hope when the plane is heavily damaged that it's not a 737-800, because that would ruin the 737NG perfect record of no write offs.


I am hoping this comment is ill-placed sarcasm.

Mark


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12782 times:

bad security system at the airport... winder why EL-AL pulled out of istanbul


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12779 times:

Oh dear - I hope the injured person will be OK. It's really scary that someone was able to put an explosive device on an aircraft like that.

How sure are we that it was actually a bomb ? Wasn't there a Thai 737 that blew up on the ground because its aircon packs overheated ? I could be miles off, but I seem to remember something like that.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12710 times:

MEA-707, who the hell cares about the plane?

Hope that the victim is ok, and that this incident will be thoroughly investigated to check out how that bomb got on board of the plane.

Frederic


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12710 times:

MEA-707:

There's always a first for everything. One day, God forbid, it may be the turn of the 777. At least no one was killed by the blast and the aircraft was almost empty. Better on the ground than in the air.

JGPH1A:

I think the Thai 734 was meant to be carrying the PM, but no you've confused me as to whether it was a bomb or the a/c.

XV




How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12711 times:

The a/c came from Izmir hence the package came onboard there. According to "spiegel-online" exploded a package in the aircraft while a cleaner tried to open it.

pelican


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12693 times:

Found it on Der Spiegel too.


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[Edited 2004-06-29 12:54:34]

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12670 times:

I can't believe how the news channels have responded to this - Sky News just said a bomb has gone off then returned to their "main story" about giving power back to Iraq. Was it really a bomb?

DC-10

[Edited 2004-06-29 12:59:45]

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12623 times:

the cleaner finds a package and opens it... lol usually it should be handed in as suspected package .... cleaner was just having a peak to see if she won the lottery (LOL) and KA BOOM


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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12537 times:

makes me wonder about last night when a so-called security camera exploded, how the heck can a security camera "explode" and blow out the 1st floor windows???
As for the plane ive heard theres a possibility of 2 people being injured, I guess security will be stopping anyone from leaving the airport, and having a good look at the passenger manifest.


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12507 times:

It wasn't a big bomb (if it already was a bomb) I guess because (only) one got injured.
But just as LVZXV said, better on the ground than in the air.

Do we already have pictures BTW??

FJWH



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12501 times:

was the a/c at the terminal?


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User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12460 times:

The above mentioned source (Spiegel Online) says that three cleaner onboard were injured, the one opening the package lost a finger.
The A/C looks as not having any damage seen from outside.


User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12413 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3849743.stm :

There has been an explosion on board a plane at Ataturk airport in the Turkish city of Istanbul, police say.
A cleaner on board the Turkish Airlines plane was injured in the blast, which happened after the passengers had disembarked, police said.

The plane had just arrived on an internal flight from Izmir on the Aegean coast.

Security in Istanbul had been stepped up for a summit of Nato leaders, which ended on Tuesday.


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12243 times:

May the poor soul that was doing their job rest in peace.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12232 times:

You mean his finger???  Laugh out loud  Nuts


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12225 times:

According to Finnish media the bomb was very small and it was located in the WALLET which aircraft cleaner found from the aircraft. Therefore, the cleaner wasn't wounded luckily so badly.

Regards,
FinnWings


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12216 times:

can the cleaners sue the airline?


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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12188 times:


Sorry I misread that it had said, one injured casualty...all my eyes saw was the word "casualty"
hehe...Thanks Tristar500.
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
25 BA : Thank God nobody was killed. It's certainly not a great time in Turkey right now with the many tensions from the Kurdish uprising to the NATO summit..
26 FRASYD : They actually state that it was a 737-400 of TK... My first thought was: Mr Bush? He was supposed to leave 2 hours later so it might be that the 'bomb
27 Ben : My oh my!! How the hell did the bomb get there in the first place???? This only proves that it's still possible to get bombs on a flight... It is stil
28 AGrayson514 : It was a very small amount of plastic explosive located in a wallet left on board. The person who found it was cleaning the plane, they lost a finger
29 ATAIndy : May they poor victim's finger rest in peace. Good thing there were no deaths. Does anybody have any pictures of the plane?
30 Yyz717 : is the aircraft a write off?
31 PlaneviewNYC : It'll probably take more than some blood stains for the insurance company to total the aircraft.
32 Robcol99 : Hello everyone, Let me give you all the details. The plane is TC-JFD "Rize" 737-800. It arrives from Izmir (ADB) to IST at noon. After the passengers
33 Post contains images Vimanav : Indeed glad that no one was killed nor the plane written off. Yes, human lives are concern number one... but it may be worth noting for people like Tr
34 Ushermittwoch : Wanna know what it sounds like to me? Like somebody whose pocket was picked once to often and then he got pissed and now carries a "boobie trap" walle
35 Post contains images Clickhappy : I find it odd that El Al pulls out of Turkey because of security concerns and then the next day a bomb goes off on a plane. Are these incidents someho
36 Robcol99 : El Al suspended the flights because Turkish authorities no longer let El Al air marshals walk around with their guns outside the terminal area. (at le
37 LY7E7 : Robcol99 is right. The issue was already raised in few threads. I hope that things will work out.
38 Snnams : With all respect to the Isreali airline (I know they have one hell of a job to do, and boy do they do it well) it is a little disrespectful to force t
39 Okie : The eventual ramification is that now the TSA will be inspecting wallets along with your shoes. I would not chalk this up to bad security, I have neve
40 Lamyl_hhlco : How dod they get to put a bomb in a wallet?? thank god , nothing atomic can be slide in...that would be really scary
41 Propilotjw : Last weekend, going through security at Lambert Intl. Airport, the TSA person did inspect my wallet along with my two friends' wallets. I even gave he
42 Robcol99 : Update : It was a very small purse. The C-4 was actually hidden inside a lipstick. It was a woman who brought it in. She belongs to a Marxist group (b
43 LY7E7 : Snnams: They are not forcing it. They can't force this policy on another nation. That's why negotiation is being held and finally a compromise will be
44 Angelairways : Soups: I dont know why El Al pulled out of IST but I can assure you that security at IST is excellent. I have been through there a couple of weeks ago
45 ZKSUJ : Sad for the victim, the 737 NG record is gone Why would someone bomb a plane when it is getting cleaned? It has no one on board!!!
46 Snnams : LY7E7, Thanks for the info. Sorry if I implied something that was not correct in my last post.
47 Jwenting : ZK, the aircraft was NOT a writeoff, nor was anyone killed. The cleaner got what (s)he had coming on opening lost luggage, should instead have handed
48 ZKSUJ : Oh sorry, It makes more sense now. I got another impression after I read a few posts, thanks for clearing it up.
49 Wing : The incident airplane was incoming from İzmir.The security in İstanbul is annoyingly too tight due to NATO summit.The so called explosion wa
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