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UA Flight LAX-LHR Diverted To BOS-security 7/26  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13505 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7061 times:

An AA flight LAX-LHR (departed late on 7/25) was diverted to BOS due to suspisious beheavor of 3 of the passangers. The aircraft has been searched and released to continue. No other notation in the news yet, maybe Boston area/LA area media websites will have more on this.

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User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Which flight? Both AA136 and AA134 LAXLHR both show either ontime or earlier.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 6988 times:

It's actually UA934 from LAX that's on the ground now at BOS, scheduled to depart again for London at 11:00 EDT, not AA. Three Pakistanis "acting suspiciously" were removed from the flight once it landed, according to MSNBC.

Edit to add link: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8710689/

[Edited 2005-07-26 14:32:47]

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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6888 times:

Yeah - its UA

From CWT Corporate:

U.K., U.S.: Suspicious behavior of three passengers forces plane to London to land in Boston
26-Jul-2005 11:34:18 AM (GMT) BOSTON (AP) _ A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to Boston on Tuesday because three South Asian people on board appeared to be acting suspiciously, officials said. The three passengers were detained, questioned and released.

Logan Airport Spokesman Phil Orlandella said Flight 934 landed in Boston just before 3 a.m. Three people he described as Pakistani citizens were taken into custody and questioned.

All three were later released and no charges were filed, said Gail Marcinkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Boston. Their identities were not released.

``The flight crew made an observation of their behavior which caused the flight to be diverted to Boston,'' Marcinkiewicz said. ``It's all being resolved. They will be on another flight this morning for Heathrow.''

Orlandella said police searched the aircraft and found nothing suspicious.

State trooper Veronica Dalton said the three passengers had been ``acting suspiciously and making the passengers nervous.''

``The crew made the determination that they were going to land the plane in Boston,'' she said.


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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6780 times:

The flight, supposed to arrive at 1215 local, is now expected to arrive 2210 local.



User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6610 times:

So where were the sky marshals ? , Did it really justify a diversion ?

Who pays for the landing/takeoff and parking fee ?, is the Homeland Security policy slightly "over the top" ???

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14300 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6586 times:
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Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 5):
is the Homeland Security policy slightly "over the top" ???

If a good amount of passengers were getting freaked out by these three Pakistani men, did it ever occur to you that diverting the plane is a good thing for the safety of these men?

It's not completely out of the realm of possibility that one or more passengers, if they were fearing for their own safety, could attack these apparently innocent men. Getting the plane on the ground and assessing the situation was the best course of action.

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15063 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

what happened to the 3 Pakistan pax? Were they allowed to continue to LHR..or did UA say .."sorry"?

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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

And an upgrade to First Class ?  rotfl 

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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6370 times:


Here in LA and saw the news. I am glad the flight crew made the right decision.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4294 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6326 times:

Wouldn't a place like Edmonton or Winnipeg be more in line with the normal route of flight for UA934? Or did Homeland Security 'force' a U.S. diversion so they'd have more control of these potential terrorists?

Chris in NH

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6141 times:


In short, suspicious passengers caused the flight to divert to BOS for a security check, which left passengers there for 9 hours. The good thing is, I believe this is only the second time a UAL 777 has come to BOS..The last time being when a passenger became ill. Cool for plane spotters!

User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

My wife was put on a 777 from ORD-BOS a couple of years ago when a couple of 737/757 flights were cancelled and there were a lot of stranded passengers. Still a quite uncommon sight in BOS though, nonetheless.

There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.
User currently offlineEfohdee From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

The flight crew always has final say in the safety of flight. No question about that.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 14 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Just read a brief synopsis from the Purser about the flight...absolutely chilling. The steps which the entire crew (mainly the FA's) took during, before, and upon landing were amazing.

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