Thai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8110 times:
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.
Thai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7967 times:
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.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7061 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7782 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.
7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 42 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7683 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
Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
Tubbyboeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7511 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?
Fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7322 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!
VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 796 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7315 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.
Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
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