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Bomb Found On Iranian Plane  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7718 posts, RR: 21
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7132 times:

According to the BBC, a 'homemade' bomb was discovered in the toilet of a plane shortly after it departed Ahvaz. The aircraft apparently returned to Ahvaz and the bomb was made safe.

Details are extremely few. Anybody know what plane and which airline this was, or indeed have any further information about the incident?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8075699.stm


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User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 483 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7125 times:

It was a Kish Air aircraft with 131 pax but don't know yet if it was a TU5 or M80.

User currently offlineThomsonfly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

from avherald.com

A Kish Air McDonnell Douglas MD-82, flight Y9-7030 from Ahwaz to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran) with 131 passengers, returned to Ahwaz after a bomb was found in one of the lavatories about 15 minutes into the flight. The airplane landed safely, the passengers and crew were evacuated via slides.

The handcrafted bomb was defused and dismantled on the ground.

Regards,
Mark


User currently offlineSneiled From France, joined Feb 2009, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6657 times:

Although Iran is not the safest plane on earth today, this shows that planes are still vulnerable and easy target for terrorists.
Fortunately security guards on board this flight were able to disclose the bomb on time.
We all know major international airlines have sky marshal or security guards on board but what about when the plane is grounded?

I always wonder when planes are grounded, between each flights (it could vary from few hours to weeks) if the security and safety of the plane solely depends on the airport authorities, airlines or outsource agency. Is there any international procedure?


User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6615 times:



Quoting Sneiled (Reply 3):
Although Iran is not the safest plane on earth today, this shows that planes are still vulnerable and easy target for terrorists.

I think it has more to do with the security in Ahwaz rather than Iran. I don't believe planes are any longer an "easy" target, however I believe there are ways of cheating the system with litle things


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6390 times:

Good to hear that all the crew and passengers are safe.

User currently offline7324ever From Serbia, joined May 2009, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5567 times:



Quoting Thomsonfly (Reply 2):
A Kish Air McDonnell Douglas MD-82, flight Y9-7030 from Ahwaz to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran) with 131 passengers

How does Iran have MD-80s and keep up the MX if there are sanctions?

(I think the sanctions are ludicrous,stupid, and dangerous but I was curious on how they can support these aircraft)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5535 times:



Quoting Sneiled (Reply 3):
We all know major international airlines have sky marshal or security guards on board

I wouldn't be so sure with that. A lot of major airlines do not take security guard on board.



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User currently offlineBzwebner From United States of America, joined May 2009, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4838 times:



Quoting Sneiled (Reply 3):
Although Iran is not the safest plane on earth today, this shows that planes are still vulnerable and easy target for terrorists.

You cant say that all planes are unsafe in regards to terrorists.
The planes safety, in regards to terror, is DIRECTLY effected by the level of security provided at the airport that it is currently located at. Apprently the security precautions at that airport were not strict enough.

But seriously, you dont need a bomb in order to hijack or compromise an aircraft. Just think of ALL the possible tools that are found on board that can be used in a hostile manner. Seriously!

in the words of George Carlin:
"After youve been flying for about an hour, they are gonna give you a knife and fork!"

You can definitly do damage with a fork, even with that little knife that they provide. But even if not, go to the bathroom and shatter the mirror, use the glass as a weapon!

I am not trying to give ideas to anyone, frankly if you devote two minutes of thought to it you can find more than enough items to use. My point is that if you REALLY wanted to do it, you still could regardless of todays measures. Especially on those flights that dont have a marshall on board.



Ben Zwebner, Ferry Pilot & Flight Instructor
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