PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3446 times:
Just over the radio, a note book was scanned for explosives with a positive result. The owner of the note book vanished into a part of the terminal which is not open for the public. That terminal (don't know if T1 or T2 has been evacuated and the person is chased by police.
Nothing in writing yet on the ticker, should be more info shortly.
DLH405heavy From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3379 times:
It's terminal 2. Level G and H. More than 1200 police officers are searching for the man right now. The search ist expected to continue for a few more hours at least.
Until now this issue has already caused massive delays and cancelations.
XBerg From Germany, joined Jan 2010, 11 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3306 times:
Here's an article in German: http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/0,1518,673057,00.html
It says that all passengers and personnel in the terrminal will be checked before being allowed to leave the area.
Apparently the 4th floor of terminal 2 is affected which is used for Schengen flights.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3250 times:
They don't scan paper notebooks for explosives, not even in Bavaria. Sorry for the trouble.
Yes, T2 confirmed and latest i read was is that the laptop 8I hate that term) did not contain any explosives. Still, the owner dashed for the next available door and is now hiding somewhere in a part of T2 which has no public access.
Thousands reach their destination with a heavy delay just because of one idiot.
This article states that the man grabbed his laptop and ran away when security personell wanted to have a closer look at it. Then it says that the computer triggered some explosives alarm. How would that happen in an x-ray machine?
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3158 times:
Either at random or in case the person at the x-ray machine finds something suspicious noin the screen, laptops receive a second screening. The owner is asked to follow into a separate room where they have a machine, part of is something that resembles a vacuum cleaner and they take particles from the laptop, put the "cleaner" into the machine wait for the read out which is susually an OK and then you can pack your laptop and go.
Happens to me about twice a year.
There are confusing reports, some media says he left the laptop, some say he grabbed it and ran away.
DavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3053 times:
Once again. Much ado 'bout nothing. People can get so paranoid these days. What's worrying me the most is that this constant sentiment of fear and panic came to Central Europe from the US so quickly. I wonder what's next.
As the beloved Bavarians would say.. "Scheißbaanigg!"
Tobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 669 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Latest TV news hint the possibility that the mayhem might not be blamed to the notebook guy, but rather to the security staff who didn't call him back immediately when they detected could-be explosives.
I cannot remember for sure, but I think I read a topic here some weeks ago about an a-netters laptop computer being suspected to contain explosives, too. How can this be, do some electronic devices contain any substances that can be mixed up with explosives or ARE even explosives?
PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8291 posts, RR: 26 Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
looks like the guy was in a hurry, did not understand that the security people told him that they needed to re-scan his laptop (wia muessa eahna laptop pruefa) and went on with a security lady chasing him but he was faster. They assumed he went on a flight to MAD and they relayed the video tape to MAD but they could not find him there either.
Sh*t happens and MUC security does nbot look to bright in this case. . That happens when they are too busy to talk gossip instead of doing their job.
SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2738 posts, RR: 31 Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Now now, I have not been to Europe since the summer of 2008, but when I was flying out of FCO at that time, I saw a lady ambivalently waltzing through the metal detector wearing sunglasses and chatting on her cell phone. The security staff did not even seem to care. While the Europeans may impose fairly stringent security measures for flights destined to the U.S. and Israel, this does not seem to be the case for other international, intra-EU, or domestic flights.
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
Fn1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 227 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
I think we did not get the whole story. I am sure there must be a different version than what the media is selling. There are some things which I can not understand considering the known facts:
- did the x-ray machine scan the notebook for explosives? Last time when I got my computer checked, I had to go to a separate room, where there was a special analyzes device for explosives. As I understood from the explanation of the security, the x-ray is just a visual control and if there is a pattern that looks strange, they make a chemical check of the surface using test-straps.
- Usually it takes longer for the passenger to go through the metal detector and maybe getting pawed than the items on the belt go through the x-ray detector. If there was something visible in the notebook, the operator of the x-ray belt should have taken the notebook for a new check. Why did this not happen?
MUCFLYER From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
Quoting XBerg (Reply 22): I've read that some of them are getting as little as 6.50 Euros per hour. Really, you get more as a waiter (but then, you'd have to be friendly towards costumers).
Funny that this happened in Bavaria, the bundesland being first to adopt new ridiculous security measures in order to protect it's people from themselves ever since.
hey come on, obviously you don't know how passenger security screening is handled in MUC!
Don't believe every press printed bullshit!
SGM is responsible for passenger security screening in Munich. www.sgm-muc.de
It is not a private company! SGM is owned by the state of Bavaria. That means much better conditions in training and earnings.
shit happens... should not off course, but you know