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UA Flight returns to Sydney?  
User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 279 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9097 times:

I've just been informed from my girlfriend that a UA flight has just landed in Sydney because someone invaded the cockpit. Might be old news, might be mis-informed - has anybody got any news on this.



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User currently offlinePANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4186 posts, RR: 89
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8986 times:
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SkyNews is reporting attempted cockpit intrusion in Australia


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User currently offlineNz1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2268 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8977 times:
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It was flight UA840 SYD - LAX. They didnt gain entry, but attempted to. It happened about 90 mins after takeoff from SYD. The capatin elected to return to SYD, no further comments released yet.

Regards
NZ1


User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8976 times:
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Just saw on the 6pm news here...
The United Flight from Sydney - Los Angeles today turned around 90 minutes from Sydney as the captain believed there was a bomb on board.
The plane has returned to Sydney safely and has been quarantined. Bomb disposal experts are going over the plane now.
No other details at the moment - was just breaking news.
Sad times...


User currently offlineBmiEMA19 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8964 times:

on GMTV they have just said that the captain suspects there may be a bomb onboard the aircraft and that security guards are entering to check the aircrafts' hold.

User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8964 times:

Thanks - got a call on my way to work! Glad everyone SEEMS to be OK.
Any further info would be good - UK news seems to be a bit sketchy.

Dan


User currently offlinePANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4186 posts, RR: 89
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8951 times:
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Have they evacuated the Airplane?


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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8927 times:

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=554434§ion=news

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,10263596%255E1702,00.html

Not much info on it..

Tom


User currently offlineBmiEMA19 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8915 times:

GMTV have now just said that all the passengers are still onboard and the aircraft's still at the end of the runway

User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

Just how dangerous is this?
Are the passengers OK?
What AC is it... 777 - 747?


User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8833 times:
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Just updated on the news here in MEL...
Said that a message claiming that the aircraft is carrying a bomb was found on a sick bag, but likely a hoax.
Newsreader stressed that this report is unconfirmed at this stage though.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12212 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8805 times:
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The aircraft was a B744


User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8739 times:
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United Airlines have just confirmed that no one attempted to break into the cockpit, but have *not* denied that a note written on a sick bag was left on a seat.

They have also confirmed that the plane is *not* carrying a bomb on board.


User currently offlineScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8739 times:

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) article, 6.35pm Sydney time:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1163182.htm

A United Airlines 747 has landed at Sydney airport, after what the Transport Department calls a "bomb scare" prompted the pilot to turn back 90 minutes into the flight to the US.

United Airlines flight 840 to Los Angeles has landed at an isolated terminal at Kingsford Smith Airport.

Sydney air traffic control describes the incident as a "non-specific threat" to the aircraft.

The scheduled flight was one-and-a-half hours into the journey to Los Angeles when it was turned around, dumping fuel on its return flight.

The 246 passengers and 18 crew on board the flight have been taken away by bus.

Fire trucks and ambulances have arrived at the airport as a precaution and traffic restrictions have been imposed around the airport.

Air space around the airport was temporarily shut to allow the plane to land.

The Transport Department says it will make a statement on the incident shortly.

[Edited 2004-07-27 11:00:08]

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8648 times:

This is the second incident regarding security at SYD in the last couple of weeks. I heard of a KE flight having to turn back because one of it's passengers wasn't cleared to fly and was considered a threat.

User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8624 times:

Just seen on Today Tonight

There was no attempt to break into cockpit, rather an object found onboard which warranted a return to SY.



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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3187 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8591 times:

I have just changed the heading, the initial news stories were quoting a cockpit entry.

N107UA was the plane registration. United 747-400;



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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=13332

A bomb threat in a note found on board a United Airlines flight forced the plane to return to Sydney International Airport, a federal government spokesman said.

United Airlines flight 840 left Sydney bound for Los Angeles at about 3pm (AEST) with 246 passengers and crew on board.

But about 90 minutes later, the aircraft's pilot aborted the flight and decided to return to Sydney.

The Boeing 747 landed safely at about 5.45pm (AEST) and remained on the tarmac with all passengers aboard


Caused a few diversions, and a few delays.





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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8549 times:


Australia, U.S.: United Airlines flight forced to return to Sydney after threat
27-Jul-2004 08:50:36 AM (GMT) SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ A United Airlines flight from Australia to Los Angeles was forced to return to Sydney International Airport late Tuesday afternoon after a threat, media reported, citing federal police.

The flight, which took off at about 3 p.m. (0500 GMT) was 90 minutes into the flight when the pilot made the decision to return to Sydney, an airline spokesman told Australian Associated Press.

He would not detail the nature of any problems.

The flight landed safely in Sydney at about 5:45 p.m. (0745 GMT) and Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio reported passengers were being bussed off the aircraft at an isolated part of the airport.

Federal police told Seven News that the plane had received an unspecified threat.

The Boeing 747 was reportedly carrying about 200 passengers.

Roads leading to the airport also reportedly were closed off.

No further details were immediately available



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User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8403 times:

News reports seem to have rejected the cockpit entry story. Prior to that the story was of a hydrolic system fire, and then that having returned to the terminal, an "object" was found.

User currently offlineTubbyboeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8377 times:

Just heard on nine news that the crew found a note saying that there was a bomb on board. The aircraft is still being searched, and all the passengers and crew are reported to be safe.

Isn't this the second incident that is happening at SYD...a couple of weeks ago they caught a guy about to board a UA B744 SYD-LAX without a boarding pass. BTW, what happened to the flight marshals idea? Are there armed marshals on board the SYD-LAX flights now?


User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8359 times:

Who knows. But what good is a sky marshal in this situation, anyway?

User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8329 times:

Sad sad....

Dutch news site here:

http://www.nu.nl/news.jsp?n=366892&c=22

FJWH






[Edited 2004-07-27 12:47:02]


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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

Just for the record - the Sky News version . . .

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1144882,00.html

And the BBC News version . . .

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3929093.stm






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User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8188 times:

The aircraft is still sitting on runway 25. There are police cars and flood lights set up, so they must be settling in...
It seems the passengers and their luggage have been removed from the plane. If this is a hoax, I hope the perpetrators had a very good reason for doing this. Imagine having all of your travel plans and your holiday spirit darkened by having to return to an airport because someone said there was a bomb on board your plane!


User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8181 times:

I believe that flight originated in Melbourne? Anyway the last news bulletin stated that they are interviewing all the passengers from the aircraft & that they believe it is a hoax! I hope they string up the sick person who has done this!

From the pictures it looks as though the aircraft was towed or taxied to the hard stand near the old control tower here at Sydney airport, where lay over aircraft are often parked during their day-long, such as BA's B744's.

BZF



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25 Fuffla : The remote stands do not have aircraft parking parallel to runway 25/07. I just drove past the airport and it looks as though the aircraft remains on
26 Post contains links and images Msl747 : Here is a pic of the Aircraft after the Emergency Landing... View Large View MediumPhoto © Norbert Genci
27 TonyBurr : When something like this occurs what do they tell the passengers on board as to the reason for their return? Would they say there is a suspeceted bomb
28 Gasman : On the radio this morning it said the plane was diverted on the basis of the word "BOB" (which MUST stand for "bomb-on-board") scrawled on an air sick
29 Post contains links Squirrel83 : United Airlines flight 840 to Los Angeles returned to Sydney on Tuesday afternoon after a sick bag with a note written on it was found in a toilet. Th
30 Post contains images SafetyDude : to Los Angeles and New York returned to Sydney Was the LAX-JFK leg supposed to switch equipment (from 744) at LAX? -Will
31 MELflyer : Was the LAX-JFK leg supposed to switch equipment (from 744) at LAX? The onward leg is shown as being operated by a 767. Cheers
32 Post contains images SafetyDude : The onward leg is shown as being operated by a 767. Alright, that is what I thought it would be. -Will
33 BD1959 : OK guys, What's the betting that "Bomb on Board" turns out to be "Best On Board" - written by one of the FAs from a previous flight to identify the be
34 Post contains images SafetyDude : What's the betting that "Bomb on Board" turns out to be "Best On Board" - written by one of the FAs from a previous flight to identify the best lookin
35 BD1959 : Will Once again, do note that there was confusion if it said "bomb" or "bob", not any acronym confusion. Actually Will, there is acronym confusion her
36 Post contains images SafetyDude : Thanks for the update, as everything that I read suggested no acronym. I am just curious, is "BOB" a common acronym in the aviation world for "Bomb on
37 Post contains links and images Zanadou : BBC News have also picked up on the BOB referance as well: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3932143.stm --->Zanadou
38 Post contains links and images Sydneybuses : ...and another one... View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui Thanks to Sam...I wasn't going to go out at first!
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