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Delta Emergency Landing In ABQ - Security Threat  
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

Just heard on CNN, I don't see an article online at the moment. Flight number 1706. Landed in ABQ after a security threat occured inflight. No other details at this time.

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Flight...&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=co-op

EDIT: I found an article:

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2101708.shtml

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.


[Edited 2011-05-08 11:15:03]

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9391 times:

FOX news now has an article up as well:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/08...-san-diego-bound-plane-new-mexico/

Quote:
A TSA official told Fox News that a flight attendant found a suspicious note in the lavatory and the pilot decided to divert the flight.

The airline said in a statement that the diversion occurred "out of an abundance of caution due to a security concern." It said 137 passengers and six crew members had been on board the plane.


User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8027 times:

Here are the Flightaware links, if anyone is interested:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20110508/1240Z/KDTW/KABQ
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20110508/1700Z/KABQ/KSAN


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...ed-to-NM-Over-Security-Threat.html

[Edited 2011-05-08 22:33:58]

[Edited 2011-05-08 22:36:03]


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
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

The story also says there were 107 pax aboard.

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 2):
"737 Jumbo Jet"

Did DL get a sneak delivery on the new Boeing replacement for the B-737NG?

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 2):
showed a picture of the A330-300

So is this an AB-337NG? Or is it called the BA-730NG-IGW/-NEO? A new co-op build airplane between Airbus and Boeing to replace both the A-330 and B-737?

 Wow!


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5259 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  

-J.

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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User currently offlinekiwimex From Mexico, joined Nov 2009, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Alternative headline: "Delta brings back Tristar".

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...08/us_flight_diverted_4/index.html

Sigh.


User currently onlinecontrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2969 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?


Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2873 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.


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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Quoting kiwimex (Reply 5):
Alternative headline: "Delta brings back Tristar".

That's burying the lead, if ever I saw it!!   

The 80s are back, baby!!

asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineskyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Quoting B727LVR (Reply 7):
ABQ also closed RWY 12/30 as well

Might have been related to the incident, though 12/30 has been closed for the past two weeks for repaving, I think.


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