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Eugene Precautionary Evac  
User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Airport Evacuated After Suspicious Device Found in Baggage Screening

Eugene, Ore. -- Thursday morning Eugene Police responded to a call of a suspicious device found during routine screening of baggage at the Eugene Airport. The terminal has been evacuated and roads into the airport are closed at this time. The Explosives Disposal Unit has arrived and is investigating.
http://www.kezi.com/content/contentID/17641

Eugene Airport is served by five air carriers: US Airways Express, Horizon Air, Delta Connection, United Express and Allegiant Air.....from the airport website.

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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

They are holding a SkyWest Airlines flight that arrived Denver from Eugene in a "remote" area of the airport right now until the aircraft is checked out. The passengers have been bussed to the terminal, but their luggage stays on the aircraft. This seems an over reaction by folks in Denver if you ask me...


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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 1):
This seems an over reaction by folks in Denver if you ask me...

Yeah, that seems very unnecessary, I seriously doubt Eugene would be the scene of an attack anyway.




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User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Huh? at the Denver airport? rutroh scooby.

A piece of steel pipe wrapped in electrician’s tape prompted the evacuation
and closure of the Eugene Airport on Thursday. The airport has reopened.
The item was found in a passenger’s checked baggage. Eugene police said it
was not an actual bomb, but closely resembled one. The passenger was being
questioned by FBI agents at the Denver airport.

http://www.registerguard.com/rgn/ind...tions_eugene_man_after_bomb_scare/


User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting Brick (Reply 1):
They are holding a SkyWest Airlines flight that arrived Denver from Eugene in a "remote" area of the airport right now until the aircraft is checked out. The passengers have been bussed to the terminal, but their luggage stays on the aircraft. This seems an over reaction by folks in Denver if you ask me...



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 3):
A piece of steel pipe wrapped in electrician's tape prompted the evacuation
and closure of the Eugene Airport on Thursday. The airport has reopened.
The item was found in a passenger's checked baggage. Eugene police said it
was not an actual bomb, but closely resembled one. The passenger was being
questioned by FBI agents at the Denver airport.

Huh? Doesn't sound like an over-reaction to me. If there was any suspicion of a pipe bomb I'd expect evacuation of the plane and for the plane to be parked in a remote area - and for the airport to be closed until things were properly checked out. Imagine what people would be saying if it was a bomb and those steps had not been taken.

Sometimes I think that A-netters make pronouncements based on very skimpy information . . .



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User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 4):
Sometimes I think that A-netters make pronouncements based on very skimpy information . . .

Agreed.....but I remember knowing it all when I was a teenager...grin.....with age comes wiseness and mortgages...

I wonder if the TSA was more anxious due to the recent extradition( earlier this week) from Europe of a most wanted for running muslim terrorist camps in Oregon in the late 90's.....??


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1344 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 2):
I seriously doubt Eugene would be the scene of an attack anyway

On that fateful day, two hijackers on Flight 11 first went through PWM. While the CRJ may not have been a target, a larger aircraft could have.

As others have stated, I completely agree with the extra inspections.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 6):
On that fateful day, two hijackers on Flight 11 first went through PWM.

PWM isn't in Oregon, PDX is. Or did you mean PDX?


User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):

He is refering to Abdulaziz al-Omari and Mohamed Atta al Sayed who flew from PWM to BOS on the morning of 9-11-01. They hijacked AA11 from BOS and crashed it in to the north tower of the WTC.





More to the point, I'm very confused about why nothing happened until they got to DEN? Was the suspicous package bound for another flight? Was it on the SkyWest flight?



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
PWM isn't in Oregon, PDX is. Or did you mean PDX?

No I meant PWM. I wasn't comparing the two geographically, rather that they are both relatively smaller (I realize PWM isn't as small as EUG) and that EUG is as likely to be a starting point for a terrorist attack as anywhere else.



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User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 2):
I seriously doubt Eugene would be the scene of an attack anyway

It would make 'funny' headlines: After the Twin Towers, Al Quaida chooses Eugene as American target. And what would they attack: the bus station?



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 9):
No I meant PWM. I wasn't comparing the two geographically, rather that they are both relatively smaller (I realize PWM isn't as small as EUG) and that EUG is as likely to be a starting point for a terrorist attack as anywhere else.

OK, now I understood. My apologies for the misunderstanding.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
OK, now I understood. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

Apology not needed. Glad I was able to clear that up!



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User currently offlineSea2Pdx From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 8):
I'm very confused about why nothing happened until they got to DEN? Was the suspicous package bound for another flight? Was it on the SkyWest flight?

The item was left behind in Eugene and the passenger was allowed to board their flight to Denver (6am departure). I flew out on a 630am flight that morning with no issues. Find out that this was made an issue *after the fact* and only then did the airport get dumped and bomb squad called. The airport closure resulted in the cancellation of one flight. To reiterate, an issue was made of all of this *after* the passenger boarded his flight and it departed. Seems things didn't quite go the way they should have here.


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