Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3365 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4593 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.
I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2331 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4569 times:
I know that I was updating the story for you with current information.
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.
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4526 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.
Mika10021 From Greece, joined Jul 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4191 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.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3800 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.
Greek_fspilot From Greece, joined Jun 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2105 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...