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User currently offlineDarthluke12694 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 276 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Their has been a bomb threat reported to American Airlines on an AA flight. I can only find one website so far, but the flight was from AUS to ORD. The note was found in the airplane bathroom after the plane left the gate. The pilot reported the threat to the control tower.

So far, it sounds everyone is safe. They questioning passengers and searching for any explosives.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/conte..._the_blotter&cxntcid=breaking_news


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User currently offlineBoots00 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Now the update stated on the website is that the plane is being moved with police cars following.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Bomb threats are daily happenings. I guess it's news because some moron faked it on an airplane instead of a bus or a building?

Some disgruntled student used to call in bomb threats at my school as a kid. We had more than 3 evacs. Also had one at the local art museum while a charity event was going on. Silliness...



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User currently offlineDarthluke12694 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

But why was the note found AFTER the plane left the gate? Doesn't everyone have to be seated once it leaves the gate? Or do the flight attendants do checks of the bathrooms?


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User currently offlineUnited1P From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3292 times:



Quoting Darthluke12694 (Reply 3):

Sometimes FA's lock the lavatory doors from the outside to keep passengers from using them until the seatbelt sign has been turned off after takeoff. However, they open the door and check to see if anyone is in the lavatory first, before the shut and lock the door. Maybe that's how they found the note. Also, FA's don't have to be seated once the plane leaves the gate, they have to be seated when the captain/first officer says something along the lines of "cabin crew please be seated for take-off", when take-off is imminent/approaching



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User currently offlineFlyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Flight AA 2486 just left the gate again in AUS for ORD

AA ORD


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3332 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
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ah I was wondering why this aircraft was delayed so long. Kept checking it in Sabre and it just kept getting pushed back.

Leo



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Wish there was a CCTV to record all those who entered the lavatory from outside,would help track the prankster.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineS4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Don't forget that it could be a crew member that put the note there in the first place.

User currently offlineNotLegalAdvice From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2552 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Bomb threats are daily happenings. I guess it's news because some moron faked it on an airplane instead of a bus or a building?

Some disgruntled student used to call in bomb threats at my school as a kid. We had more than 3 evacs. Also had one at the local art museum while a charity event was going on. Silliness...

Bomb threats are taken a lot more seriously after 9/11, especially on airliners. Not only is the initial response to them more careful, the law enforcement response is usually a lot stronger as well. They won't drop it just because they didn't find a bomb.



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