Quote: A Delta flight en route to San Diego from Detroit was diverted to Sunport in Albuquerque Sunday morning due to a security threat.
Detla officials say flight 1706 landed at Sunport International Airport just before 10 a.m. because the flight crew felt that there was a security threat.
Although at this time officials will not give further details on the type of threat as FBI agents are still investigating.
Sunport officials say the plane has been evacuated and all passengers have been taken to a secure area to be questioned by FBI agents.
Delta released the following statement Sunday morning:
Delta flight 1706, scheduled service from Detroit to San Diego, diverted to Albuquerque out of an abundance of caution due to a security concern. The flight landed safely and Delta is cooperating directly with authorities. Delta's first and foremost priority is the safety and security of our customers and crew. The flight was operated on 737 equipment with 137 passengers and six crew members.
Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 2): A reporter for NBC San Diego called the aircraft a "737 Jumbo Jet" in the video located at the link below. They then showed a picture of the A330-300 involved in the NWA253 incident at DTW in 2009. Journalism at its finest. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca....html
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1283 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5021 times:
Anyway getting back on topic, I was at SAN for a good while yesterday in baggage claim and I kept seeing these news cameras, had no idea what was going on. I go to buy a postcard for my friend around 5:30 and ask her, she said they found a note and diverted to ABQ, and it must've been a slow news day. Yesterday I flew DL971 JFK-SAN and the TSA held ALL outbound DL departures to find a bag right as we were about to leave... guess it was only a slow news day in SAN then
EDIT: Anyone know what the reg was? Not that it matters, I'm just curious -- was a 73H and I'm wondering if it's a plane I've been on.
[Edited 2011-05-09 06:41:49]
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contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1825 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
It's hard not to notice that there have been several of these incidents since the Seals took care of Bin Laden the other day. Are these incidents attempts by terrorists to test on-board security prior to a revenge strike, or has a stupidity virus suddenly descended?
B727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 629 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
This explains the acft I saw parked on the approach end of 17, when I left ABQ for SAN on WN yesterday... ABQ also closed RWY 12/30 as well. As a passenger I am glad to see airline personel being extra vigilant.
I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to planes!