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Suspect Bomb On Olympic Airlines Flight  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

Breaking news, a Olympic airlines flight has been diverted to stanstead after a suspect package was found, the flight from Athens to London was escorted into stanstead by RAF fighters.

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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

Skynews link to the story..
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1153076,00.html


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

Breaking news on Sky News now. Thanks for posting!

DC-10


User currently offlineFoxiboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 208 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

The flight was on route from ATH to JFK

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

There was NOT a suspect package on board like posted before, it was a bomb threat called in to the airline and after searched they found nothing.


/// UNITED AIRLINES
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

UAL747DEN I was quoting from the latest media sources, and at the time the story broke there wasnt much info on what was actually happening.

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

No news reports I have seen have said there was no bomb on the plane. They are still searching.

Don't jump to conclusions. A lot of people here seem to assume that it's impossible a bomb could ever be on a plane and that all bomb scares must be hoaxes. Well, history has proven that thinking wrong time and time again. Just because one story says "a bomb has not yet been found" doesn't mean there definitively isn't one.

The story is still unfolding and the search ongoing according to the reports I'm reading. It will probably end up being a hoax, but you can never be sure.



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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Planespotterx,
I know that I was updating the story for you with current information.

Spacecadet,
Your wrong, they have said that there is NO bomb on the aircraft. Im happy to hear that you are following this story so close but you should find a new up to date news source before questioning my information.



/// UNITED AIRLINES
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

UAL747DEN Thanks for the update, as far as I know so far a call was made to a greek newspaper who forwarded the threat onto the airline, onto the captain who chose to make a mayday, and a emergency landing.

User currently offlineNwc100 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Hello.....the pax have all deplaned round to the hotel where i work!!!
lucky me im off the weekend, i may pop up there later and take a look sure i can get some photos off it on the tarmac.

Apparently all pax are safe which is the good news will let you know when i find out some more.

Nick

BTW Stansted not Stanstead!!

looks like they havent moved from airside still being intterogated in one of the hangars which the news describes as a dedicated hostage centre!

It looks on the news like it is parked on one of these stands possibly the one with the tu154 on it.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=360138&WxsIERv=LQ%3D%3D&WdsYXMg=LQ%3D%3D&QtODMg=TG9uZG9uIC0gU3RhbnN0ZWQgKFNUTiAvIEVHU1Mp&ERDLTkt=VUsgLSBFbmdsYW5k&ktODMp=TWF5IDIxLCAyMDAz&BP=0&WNEb25u=QmVybmQgTGF3cmVueg%3D%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=&MgTUQtODMgKE=V293LCBzbyBtYW55IG5pY2UgcGxhbmVzIGluIG9uZSBwaWN0dXJlOyBZb3UgY2FuIHNlZTogRHViYWkgQWlyIFdpbmcgQjc0N1NQIEE2LVNNUjsgQWlyZnJlaWdodCBFeHByZXNzIEI3NDctMjAwRiBHLUlOVEw7IFVzYWwgSW5jIEI3MzctNzAwQkJKIFZQLUJXUjsgUHVsa292byBUdTE1NE0gUkEtODU4MDA7IEltcGVyaWFsIFBhbGFjZSBBaXIgQjcyNy0yMDBXTCBONzI3UkU%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NjM5MA%3D%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wNi0wMw%3D%3D&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=MjI0MzA%3D&static=yes



[Edited 2004-09-26 20:15:22]

User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17081 posts, RR: 66
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

According to CNN the plane landed under "full emergency conditions". Gimme a break!

It's hardly an emergency landing and what is the difference between an "emergency" and a "full emergency". Is that like the "slightly pregnant"? Gotta love those reporters.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Have any reports referred to the aircraft being a jumbo jet yet?

User currently offlineMika10021 From Greece, joined Jul 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

Let me give you the complete update.Flight 411 for Olympic Airlines departed from ATH on route to JFK around 13:00.About half and hour before 3 someone called the Ethnos daily newspaper and said that a bomb was on board the plane.Right away the newspaper informed Olympic and Athens Airport.Then the airline informed the pilot who desided to land at the nearest airport.He also ask the Royal Air Force to acompany him as it was done.The plane landed at London Stansted.After they checked it and found nothing and interviewed the passengers the flight was allowed to continue to New York,All 289 passengers and 12 cadin crew are ok and stayed calm during landing.
That is the story so far.The bad think is that it's the flight I usually take.


User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Anyone know what type aircraft this was?

Thank God everyone's OK.



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Anyone know what type aircraft this was?

A340-300


Horus





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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3244 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

The latest on this story is that the plane is still at STN. The search is continuing and the passengers are being questioned. The bomb scare was issued to a Greek newspaper and was communicated to the Captain, who was in the vicinity of UK airspace at the time. He reported to the British authorities who scrambled 2 Tornado jets to escort the plane to STN (plus a helicopter). Upon landing there the 301 aboard were evacuated and the search started - this has thus gone on for the last 8 hours.

This is a scary sort of occurrence. It is not good news for severely troubled Olympic Airways at all.

TrintoCan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineCactusHP From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

"Thank God everyone's OK."
I have to definitely agree with you on that one.

Any more news?


CactusHP
And BTW, is the Spell Check working?



Sorry, I was on the landline
User currently offlineGreek_fspilot From Greece, joined Jun 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

It seems that they did it again....
According to the Greek news site www.in.gr ,
(Greek article http://www.in.gr/news/article.asp?lngEntityID=569538&lngDtrID=244) Today, as like last Sunday, the flight OA411 of Olympic Airlines from Athens to New York JFK made an emergency landing on Shannon airport in West Ireland. According to in.gr, someone called again a daily newspaper in Athens telling them that they put a bomb on the Olympic aircraft bound to the US.

I suppose that someone thinks it's funny diverting a Jet plane with 250 passengers, bumping some fuel, destroying the airline schedule and leaving the crew grounded for crewrest due to the expired duty hours...


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3244 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Oops! My mistake there - I should have said Olympic Airlines, not Airways, as the name was changed last year to Airlines. I hope though that they find the perpetrator of this mischief.

TrintoCan.



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