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12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat  
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6538 times:

Just coming across on FoxNews:

A US Airways Expreess flight (Charleston, SC to Portland, ME) made an emergency landing at LGA after a note mentioning explosives was discovered. I believe it's flight 4122 which FlightAware lists as a Dash-8.

More to come...


777fan

[Edited 2006-12-24 20:51:30]


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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6402 times:

Umm...US Express doesn't fly Dash 8's from CHS to PWM. Piedmont has a flight 4122 from LGA to PWM that is a Dash 8. Could it have been that flight?

How typical that the news gets the information wrong.


User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 1):
How typical that the news gets the information wrong.

Yes - I checked on FlightAware and noted the same thing. Perhaps the flight originated in Charleston and somehow continues onto Portland. I was just regurgitating what the news had reported.

777fan



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User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

We don't fly into CHS at all.

User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6303 times:

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 3):
We don't fly into CHS at all.

This is off of Flytecomm (flights arriving at CHS):

Charlotte, NC USAir Express 4598 08:45 AM

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User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

I'll be darned. Might be a Saturday thing. The only time I've ever landed there was during a diversion. I'm just as happy if it's a daily though!

User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6280 times:

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 5):
I'll be darned. Might be a Saturday thing. The only time I've ever landed there was during a diversion. I'm just as happy if it's a daily though!

Yeah, FlightAware seems to confirm that. The only other CLT-CHS flight (at first glance) was on the 17th of Dec.


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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6133 times:

I'm confused. You mention multiple flights...

First this one...

Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
flight 4122 which FlightAware lists as a Dash-8.

Then this one.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 4):
Charlotte, NC USAir Express 4598 08:45 AM

Which is it?

Do you have a link to a news article?


User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

It's the first one. The other flight mentioned was showing me that we are flying out of CHS again.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

That explains it. I was a bit confused when different flight numbers where mentioned.

I haven't seen anything in the news about the threat.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9521 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 1):
How typical that the news gets the information wrong.



Quoting 777fan (Reply 2):
Yes - I checked on FlightAware and noted the same thing.

I was actually flipping through the channels and caught Fox News by chance when I heard this. As much as I hate Fox News...Fox News never identified the type of aircraft.



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

It was one of ours apparently. It was US Airways Express 3068 LGA-PWM returned to the gate in PWM after the Captain was handed a note of some sort. It was a through flight that originated in CHS, thus the confusion.
I have no further details.



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User currently offlineFlyMIX From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

Taxiing in at LGA today (12/24) there was a a USairways painted EMB 145 surrounded by police...FWIW.

User currently offlineVarigB707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

Just coming across on FoxNews:


FOXNews, eh....... Don't believe everything they say on that network. Just sayin'.....


User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Quoting VarigB707 (Reply 13):
Just coming across on FoxNews:


FOXNews, eh....... Don't believe everything they say on that network. Just sayin'.....

I think part of the reporting problem stems from their desire to be the first to report something. In their rush to do so, they seem to overlook the factchecking process.

I was glued to the TV for football-related purposes and don't even know what the final outcome was. Subsequent efforts to find any news about the story have proven to be fruitless!!!

777fan



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User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 458 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Hello all! (this is my first post on A.Net!)

I just came across this local news story in the Portland Press Herald that sheds a little more light on the topic. Apparently the flight wasn't a Dash 8 after all, but an Embraer 145. The flight was Chautauqua 3068 running CHS-LGA-PWM.

Here's a quick excerpt from the article:

Tammy Budek's plane was headed to the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Sunday afternoon when a man seated nearby passed her a note that brought her to tears.
"He said he had AIDS, and the shedding of his blood and all our blood would cure all sickness," Budek said. She said the note suggested "he was Jesus and it was time for everybody to die."

The rest can be found at http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/local/061225flight.html

Hope that helps!



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User currently offlineKubus From Poland, joined Dec 2005, 183 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Scary stuff, I'll be on that flight this week.

User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting Kubus (Reply 16):
Scary stuff,

You got that right. I guess you never know who you could be sitting next to.

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 15):
I just came across this local news story in the Portland Press Herald that sheds a little more light on the topic. Apparently the flight wasn't a Dash 8 after all, but an Embraer 145. The flight was Chautauqua 3068 running CHS-LGA-PWM.

Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting. What to go Fox!!

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User currently offlineAltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 17):
Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting.

Why am I not surprised?



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 18):
Quoting BatonOps (Reply 17):
Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting.

Why am I not surprised?

I dunno...why aren't you? At least give them credit for reporting it - practically every other news outlet failed to pick it up.


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