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Explosion At MAD Terminal 4  
User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11013 times:

Does anybody heard about an explossion on T4 -new terminal- of MAD Barajas?
All I heard was something about an explossion on car parking, but no news about damages.

Stil


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11023 times:

It's on CNN right now. Sounds like a lot of confusion and panic. People trying to get out of terminal 4. Reuters says a bomb threat was phoned in in advance.

Mark

[Edited 2006-12-30 09:41:02]

User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10988 times:

Some local digital newspapers says there are eight ambulances. Hope no ones is injured.

Stil



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10931 times:

2 Police officers are injured. The bomb exploded around 9:00 local time in the car parking.

I'll better refrain from making any comments about coward terrorists (and those who deal with them) or I could be banned from this forum for life.

[Edited 2006-12-30 09:51:10]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10904 times:

Anyone claimed Responsibility.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

Saw the news report on CNN. The anchor was suggesting it may be in connection with Saddam's hanging?

-SA006



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10905 times:

>>Extensive damage at parking garage at Terminal 4
>>Terminal 4 partially hit by explosion
>>car bomb at 0900LT
>>car bomb warning at 0815LT
>>no immediate casualties

from CNN Radio.

[Edited 2006-12-30 09:50:22]

User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10882 times:

MAD still open. Terminal 4 closed. Other terminals are open. Car bomb in parking garage. The garage has partially collapsed.

User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10857 times:

Radio is saying right now all data points to a terrorist action by ETA.

Stil



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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10830 times:

Quoting SA006 (Reply 5):
The anchor was suggesting it may be in connection with Saddam's hanging?

Doubt it. Such a terrorist attack needs a substantional time of preparation, and as they didnt know when exactly Saddam would be executed that assumption is pretty ridicolous, furthermore, why would they bomb Spain? It wern't the Spanish who sent Saddam to death.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10793 times:

ETA is that Basque group. They've attacked in Spain before.

Mark

[Edited 2006-12-30 09:57:12]

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10794 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):
ETA is that Bathist group

The Baath party are from Iraq. The Basques are from Spain.  Wink



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10796 times:

All flights leaving from/arriving to T4 have been suspended. The terminal has been evacuated and there are lots of passengers on the aprons.

First reports say this could be ETA's work, although nobody mentioned their name when they called to say there was a bomb at the airport.



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User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10663 times:

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 12):
All flights leaving from/arriving to T4 have been suspended

At this moment, only departing flights are suspended.

Stil



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10667 times:

According to El Pais it's ETA. Three injured.
http://www.elpais.com/

now wait a minute, I thought Zapatero and ETA had a cease fire agreement at the moment. What happened?
Good news is that apparently there are just a few injured and no casualties.  Smile



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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10645 times:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12370493/

Robert NWDC10


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10612 times:

I think ETA didn't want any injuries if it is actually them who carried the attack. It seems that the warning was to keep the people safe and avoid casualties!

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10569 times:

Quoting EK156 (Reply 16):
I think ETA didn't want any injuries if it is actually them who carried the attack. It seems that the warning was to keep the people safe and avoid casualties!

Possibly, but in any case, they are proving that any type of agreement with the govt' is impossible, and that they still have the capacity to do what they want. This could easily have been a massacre



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10533 times:

Quoting Stil (Reply 13):
At this moment, only departing flights are suspended.

I would like to know how are they handling the arriving passengers then if the terminal has been evacuated by the police.

I can't confirm this but, according to www.elpais.com the entire airport is now closed to traffic.

[Edited 2006-12-30 10:33:44]


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User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10464 times:

Iberia offices at MAD has no comunication system. Orders are standing by and wait...
Air Nostrum has cancelled several flights and Iberia has strong delays on flight to MAD

Stil



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User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10428 times:

Latest news are explosion was controlled by police, as they had a phone warning describing the car with the bomb.

Quoting EK156 (Reply 16):
I think ETA didn't want any injuries



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 17):
This could easily have been a massacre

I agree, but the target was choosen carefully. Will my car get screened when entering an airport? Bad news for aviation, I'm afraid

Stil



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10398 times:

Quoting Stil (Reply 20):
explosion was controlled by police, as they had a phone warning describing the car with the bomb

Yes. It had been said by the press earlier. It was a dark-red Renault Traffic van.

Anyway, it seems that the damage to the parking building structure is heavy as the roof has collapsed, and the Terminal building has also sustained damage due to it's huge glass surface.



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10372 times:

I could be blind, but nothing on BBC world website... so weird. And just now on the news they didn't talk about it neither...


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10358 times:
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Seems that the Police has arrived little late. Two police officers has injured without any fear about their lives and another were evacuated to the La Paz Hospital.

An anonymous call has received this morning in the DYA (a Basque association to help in the road) advertising about a Renault Traffic parked in the T4 parking with a great explosive and with the advertisement to not try anything (about to disconnect it).

When ETA made its cruel attempts not many years ago, always called to DYA announcing its plans.

Hoping the injured and their families will finish 2006 without to cry for anyone.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10356 times:

Quoting Stil (Reply 20):
I agree, but the target was choosen carefully.

Thankfully this time they chose a target that would not kill anyone, just structural damage. But the proof that they are still active is there  Sad
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25 Post contains images Stil : There is three injured, two policemen and a taxi driver. Stil
26 IBERIA747 : The explosion affected the Parking modules C-D. That's the area where part of the building structure has collapsed. The modules A-B-E and F should be
27 HAWK21M : Glad to hear no serious Human Damages. regds MEL
28 Post contains images BCNGRO : Smoke column visible from some kilometers away. Does anybody know if the terminal is still closed?
29 RAFVC10 : The terminal has reopened its doors at 14:00 hours with flights to VCE and CMN. Aena recomends not to go to the T4 if there aren't a great reason.
30 ScandinA340 : Very glad to hear that there are no casualties in this bombing... T4 is such a great building - and something that all of us hope will be up and runni
31 Mxp : I hope too the injured people come out quicly from hospital. I just booked yesterday a 2 days spotting in february to Madrid but know what will happen
32 Post contains links Bh4007 : BBC Link
33 Toulouse : Terrible news and terrible way for Spain to end 2006 seeing ETA break their cesaefire they've held since March. I took off from Madrid this morning at
34 JoseMEX : It's really a shame, although not unexpected (after all, let's not forget who we're dealing with here). I guess it's just a matter of hours until some
35 Post contains links Qantas744ER : CNN Link: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/12/30/madrid.blast/index.html The article talk about the ETA cease fire being dropped again.. Cheers Le
36 AlitaliaMD11 : I hate to sound a little less concerned about the people but man it's a shame Terminal 4 was targeted, it is such a beautiful piece of architecture! O
37 Cubastar : I would be right at your side helping you defend your rights to speak your mind! I'm sure others would also.
38 Lumberton : Is there proof that this was ETA, or could it be a copy cat group? Or...someone else?
39 AlitaliaMD11 : According to CNN it was ETA.
40 GeorgiaAME : I guess I'm not the only one who P.O.'s the moderators with my political incorrectness. Let's give it another whirl! Spain is such a great, soft, eas
41 Beaucaire : It seems Two Ecuadorean men are unaccounted for and feared missing in the explosion...(Source : French TV..)[Edited 2006-12-30 20:00:01]
42 JJJ : There has been only one terrorist attack in Spain that can be attributed to Islamic terrorists. Unfortunately, there have been hundreds of the other
43 Howard500 : There is no doubt this was an attack perpetrated by ETA. For those of you who know little about Spanish politics you should know that ETA is a terrori
44 Post contains images Schoenorama : Not sure where you got that information but it is incorrect. They usually target police, military police (Guardia Civil), local police and politician
45 EZEIZA : ETA has attacked with the PP in power, as well as with PSOE. Both parties, when in power, attempted different apporaches to defeat ETA, one being the
46 Post contains links AlitaliaMD11 : Quoting Schoenorama (Reply 44): Not sure where you got that information but it is incorrect. They usually target police, military police (Guardia Civi
47 Sukhoi : I only know of two terror attacks from Al Qaida in Europe: Madrid and London but there have been hundreds of attacks from ETA and IRA in Spain and UK
48 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : At least it didn't go off closer to the terminal and destroy T4. I guess their method of setting them off in places like parking garages and warnign o
49 Pdpsol : This is an incorrect statement. Since its founding in 1959, the ETA has murdered approximately 900 people and committed dozens of kidnappings, rather
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