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User currently offlineEndAir2000 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

BBC News 24 is reporting a US bound flight from Manchester (UK) has been diverted to Bangor, Maine. No more info at present

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User currently offlineEndAir2000 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

BBC now confirms flight is American Airlines, reason being that a passenger is on the 'No Fly list' on that flight.

User currently offlineStratofortress From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

It appears that it was an AA 767, even though Fox News showed a picture of A310.


Forever New Frontiers
User currently offlineCrosscountry From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

I think it is AA55 MAN-ORD

User currently offlineEndAir2000 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

It is AA55, Sky News just saying its diverted for security reasons now. Nothing about a passenger on the 'No Fly List'

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5579 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Another thread says there was a possible bomb on board. Probably just a threat.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

 banghead  this is just getting out of hand now,its perthetic.

dave


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
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Sky showing the plane on the ground in Bangor, saying all passengers will be interviewed.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineEndAir2000 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Sky News now saying that a local bomb squad has been called out. Also all passengers are to be interviewed by the F.B.I

User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Due to recent security measures, A.net has decided to beef up spotting forces in Bangor, ME.

Seriously, with all the diversions, seems like we need someone with a nice lens down that way to catch all the action they've been getting lately.


User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Looking at www.flightaware.com I noticed that First Choice also had a flight from MAN to SFB diverted to BGR too. First Choice flight 34. This was near the same time as the AA flight, so that looks like something might be going on.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight_t...parturetime=1156528200;arrivaltime


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2169 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Quoting Stratofortress (Reply 2):
It appears that it was an AA 767, even though Fox News showed a picture of A310.

Not only they got the wrong a/c, but they also necessarily got the wrong airline...

"I saw it on TV, so it must be true" proves wrong once again!



When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 10):
I noticed that First Choice also had a flight from MAN to SFB diverted to BGR too. First Choice flight 34. This was near the same time as the AA flight, so that looks like something might be going on.

FCA34 was only on the ground for less than 50 minutes, so if I were to guess it was a fuel stop as MAN to SFB stretches the legs of a 757.



Tailwinds!!!
User currently offlineUltrapig From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
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I am serious-but supposed a group of lets sad "badnicks" starting smuggling bad stuff in condoms shoved up their tailpipes-would the TSA wand protologists stationed at every airport? At what point are we going to have to take some risk?

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Yawn! And people are still paranoid.

Maybe I shud just pack this job in?


Jamo


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

FCA 34 was a scheduled fuel stop. The flight is usually operated by a B767 but was downgraded to a 757, and thus required a stop in BGR.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 9):
A.net has decided to beef up spotting forces in Bangor, ME.

And where would you be 'spotting' from...? As someone that worked at BGR for 6 years, viewing access to the ramp is VERY-VERY limited. One spot... if you don't get kicked out or questioned by the Police is the Red Cross building on the south end of the runway. The best spot is Telford's Commercial parking lot... but that is private property and you'll most likely be asked to leave.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Quoting Express1 (Reply 6):
this is just getting out of hand now,its perthetic.

Yep, I agree. Its putting me off more and more flying to Las Vegas next month.


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