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Tragedy Due To Fake Bombs In A B747  
User currently offlineIsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2212 times:

An extremely sad news today as a Sri Lankan woman passenger was killed and 70 injured during an emergency evacuation of a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-300 following a bomb scare, at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Sri Lanka yesterday.
The Boeing 747 (Flight No SV 781) was taxiing for take-off to Jeddah when Air Traffic Controllers received an anonymous telephone call warning of a bomb threat, military sources said. It turned out to be a hoax. "The call about a bomb in the aircraft came when it was taxiing for take off. The crew promptly stopped the aircraft and passengers were taken out through an emergency evacuation," Air Force media coordinator Group Captain Ajantha Silva told the Daily News.
The ensuing panic among the 430 passengers to scramble onto the sliding liferafts caused a stampede, which claimed the woman's life. Efforts by the 22 crew members to guide the passengers towards the emergency exits in an orderly manner had proved futile.
The woman was badly injured in the rush and died at the Negombo hospital.
Doctors at the hospital said the woman probably had a cervical fracture. A post-mortem will be held today.
Many other passengers also had fractures. Some had bloody noses and cuts on their faces, elbows and legs.
The Air Force bomb disposal unit searched the aircraft while medical personnel gave first aid to the wounded. Twelve of them were taken to the Negombo hospital and 18 were admitted to the National Hospital, Colombo.
The airliner was not scheduled to take off yesterday after the incident. Saudi Airlines officials said another plane was likely to be sent to take the passengers of SV 781. There was no disruption to other flights

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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

What a stupid header 'Fake bombs in a B747'! Absolute rubbish! Where a your FACTS?

Anyway, try looking at the following, doubtless reported more accurately, from yesterday afternoon:-

Saudi Air Evac Stampede Kills 1, Injures 4 (by Eksath Sep 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

And people wonder why they casual remarks in an airport about this sort of thing are frowned upon.


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