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Why Are The Police Guarding This Aircraft At AMS?  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10086 times:

Just a quick question.

If you look at the top of the day photo at the moment.

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Which is a KLM Asia Boeing 747-400M - PH-BFC.

Why is this aircraft being guarded by two police cars?

Erwin says that there are two sitting near the aircraft. One can be seen by the wingtip.

Erwins comment:
This 747 was guarded by 2 police vehicles, one is visible on the ramp near the wingtip. Good example of the use of 2 airbridges like you see often here at Amsterdam.

And last thing. Nice photo Erwin  bigthumbsup 

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10077 times:
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I would say it has to do with the cargo that is being loaded.


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10077 times:

Could possibly be carrying precious cargo which could be a target for thieves...

I'm sure somebody will know a proper answer.



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User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10059 times:

Could they be Dutch customs officers?

Hawk44



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10035 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
Could possibly be carrying precious cargo which could be a target for thieves...

Well cargo has been stolen from KLM at AMS before.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineFilejw From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10020 times:

What you see is normal. Those guys are all over the place every time we are there.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9938 times:

Many different reasons can justify a police car next to an aircraft :

- Values in the Cargo (Art paintings, Gold, Money, etc ...)
- Prisonners being transferred on board
- Illigal "Alien" flown back to their country
- Destination of the Aircraft (TLV)
- Country of origin of the Airline (El AL, US airlines after 9/11 ...)
Some aircraft are even followed for the same reasons by a Police car during taxiing until their take off.


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User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9656 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 6):
- Values in the Cargo (Art paintings, Gold, Money, etc ...)
- Prisonners being transferred on board
- Illigal "Alien" flown back to their country
- Destination of the Aircraft (TLV)
- Country of origin of the Airline (El AL, US airlines after 9/11 ...)

Don't forget:

-Drugs/Narcostics on board or suspected to be
-Some type of accident where the plane is part of a criminal investigation
-If the arriving flight had a problem with one or a few pax

James



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9523 times:

When British Airways used to fly to SAN, it had to be escorted by police cars.

Of course, a 777 is too wide to use the taxiway wouth of the runway, so the runway is actually closed to traffic, and plane is escorted on to the runway itself. Proceeding to the end of runway 27, it makes a U-turn, revs its engines while holding its brakes - then lets go to use every inch of the short runway. If viewed from the end of the runway, at Lytton Street & Rosecrans Ave., one gets the feeling the plane might not make it. But it always does.

Sad that it is gone - it is missed SO terribly here.

Anyway, thanks for letting me share the story!



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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 8):
If viewed from the end of the runway, at Lytton Street & Rosecrans Ave., one gets the feeling the plane might not make it. But it always does.

Good thing they were'nt using an A340 otherwise it wouldn't stop at the end of the runway while landing  duck 


User currently offlineLeothedog From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
Why is this aircraft being guarded by two police cars?

To keep fanatic a-nutters from stowing away.



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Quoting Hawk44 (Reply 3):
Could they be Dutch customs officers?

Nope, customs are driving different cars in a different (paint)scheme...

These guys are from the military-police (marechaussee)...could have something to do with illegals/deportees, or, indeed, precious cargo...



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6023 times:

Possibly destined or arriving from JNB with diamond cargo?


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User currently offlineMarcoT From Italy, joined May 2005, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 9):

Good thing they were'nt using an A340 otherwise it wouldn't stop at the end of the runway while landing

You misspelt 737G  Smile



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User currently offlineJulesmusician From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

At Heathrow often when El Al flights come in there are full security attendance. A few weeks back there were numerous police, and police dogs, and armed police waiting the arrival of flights from Israel. Believe they are considered the highest threat in terms of terrorist attacks.

User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

I thought there was a picture of TZ in SNN being guarded. I could not find any on here though.

There were constant guards when doing charters through SNN. The plane was taxied to the gate, there were armed guards that closed a fence around the aircraft.

It was pretty cool having that much protection, though a bit disconcerting. Does that make sense?

M


User currently offlineBSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

I Remember being in Tucson during 2004 and can remember a Miami Air 737 being at the airport parked on its own on the GA ramp with what looked like secret service personnel guarding the aircraft and a load of mean looking men dressed in black with machine guns and a few hummers driving around. A few sniffer dogs were nearby as well. I was going to take a picture but thought otherwise.
I thought at the time it might have been to do with the presidential election or something military wise to do with the war in Iraq.
Was anybody else there who witnessed this or is this a common thing at Tucson. I can't remember if it was April/May or September/October 2004.
BSU747



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