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SAT Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat 8/1  
User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1336 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5506 times:

KSAT (San Antonio) is closed. According to the local station the terminals were evacuated due to a bomb threat (possibly abandonded luggage) with many people out on the tarmac.

http://www.kens5.com/news/BREAKING-B...ternational-Airport-164632376.html

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5470 times:

Flightaware stills shows flights landing at SAT. I'm guessing they are just not going to the terminal for a while?

User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5335 times:

Is it a bomb threat or a suspicious package? They are not the same thing. Airports/terminals get closed all the time because of over-reaction to suspicious packages. Bomb threats usually involve a sweep first to see if there is any evidence of it being real, as they are called in very often. Now, if it was a threat that then turned up a package/luggage, that is a very serious situation, far more than the first two conditions.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1336 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

The news report said threat then suspicious package. Word has it that the item appreared to be suspicious, not just abandoned.

User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1336 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5158 times:

News said call in threat started this. 3 cars in the underground garage got positive results from the bomb sniffing dogs and bomb techs are clearing the cars.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

Quoting ADent (Reply 4):

They're still landing planes, though. Wouldn't they have them divert or circle if the ythought there was a threat?


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5097 times:

Why? No bomb in the garage or the terminal would impact a landing aircraft. They will simply park them away from the terminals until all is clear.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2451 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4954 times:

This is why I loathe any media source. Which one is it? A suspicious package or a suspicious car?


Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 7):
This is why I loathe any media source. Which one is it? A suspicious package or a suspicious car?

Sometimes they don't have the full details or are hearing conflicting things. Of course, they could be responsible and NOT report anything they can't confirm, but confirmation doesn't seem to be a priority these days.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offline96texan From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

I live in Houston and my news station got info from the local NBC station in San Antonio that someone called in to report that three cars parked in the short term parking garage had explosives. Dogs were brought in and they acted as if there were explosives in the cars and the cars were cleared from the airport. They evacuated both terminals and the news station showed people sitting on the tarmac with all of their luggage. Of course I'm not believing everything I hear but this is the info they have so far. Crazy stuff.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

From Channel 8 in Dallas

The all clear has been given and the airport is getting back to normal operations.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/...42586.html?gallery=y&img=4&c=y&c=y

The photos show people standing out on the airside ramps areas (photos 1, 5 & 8), 10 planes parked out away from the terminal (photo 3), and a lot of unhappy people outside the terminal.

It was about 100 degrees F outside in the shade when this happened.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 10):
The all clear has been given and the airport is getting back to normal operations.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/...42586.html?gallery=y&img=4&c=y&c=y

The photos show people standing out on the airside ramps areas (photos 1, 5 & 8), 10 planes parked out away from the terminal (photo 3), and a lot of unhappy people outside the terminal.

It was about 100 degrees F outside in the shade when this happened.

Is that a WN 738 in photo 11? If so, where was it headed? LAS? BWI? I know flight 683 to LAS was leaving around this time.


User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3377 times:
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I agree with ikramerica. Confirmation is not a priority. Even the facts are not a priority when the media has the facts. With all of the added hype and hysteria added to reports they become more stories than anything and you are left wondering what to believe. The media is a loathsome bunch. Glad to hear ops are back to normal. Whatever "normal" is.

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