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Nasty Trick Turns US Flight Back To PHL.  
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13912 times:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...-philly-after-possible-prank-call/

Apparently somebody called in a tip that somebody onthe flight was carrying a suspicious substance, which was untrue. Flight 1267 had to turn back to PHL after taking off for, and flying one third of the way across Pennsylvania, towards DFW.

People are getting downrit cruel with their pranks lately.

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User currently offlinecombatshadow From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13815 times:
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Was just reading about this. I suppose the passenger has someone that doesn't like him!


Bob
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13688 times:

Quoting combatshadow (Reply 1):

LOL I know!


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13568 times:
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Quoting combatshadow (Reply 1):
Was just reading about this. I suppose the passenger has someone that doesn't like him!

The good thing thing is that usually they catch these people, so it´s just a matter of time. I wonder how many charges that person is going to face.



MGGS
User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13536 times:

From what I heard it was his ex-girlfriend that called it in.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13477 times:

Quoting crj900lr (Reply 4):
From what I heard it was his ex-girlfriend that called it in.

dumb broad  

I wonder what happened to the PAX..... and what will happen to the ex....would she get charged for interfering with a flight?



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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13319 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):

She probably will.

Quoting crj900lr (Reply 4):

Alright, I've had some nasty breakups, but NONE where the gorl got so mad she made a Federal Case out of it...literraly at least!


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13294 times:

Now it gets really curious.

The man who was the 'apparent hoax victim' was arrested upon his arrival at DFW Airport this evening.

DFW-Airport-168858156.html" target="_blank">http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Appar...ival-at-DFW-Airport-168858156.html

Quote:
D/FW AIRPORT - Chris N. Shell, 29, was arrested by D/FW Airport Police Thursday night in Terminal E as he arrived on a 6:10 p.m. U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia, said David Magana, airport spokesman.

Shell faces more than one warrant from more than one municipality, Magana added, but he would not reveal what the warrants are for or which agencies issued them.

They’ll be included on the police report tomorrow, Magana said.

.......

Philadelphia police Chief Joseph Sullivan said it was eventually discovered the man was a victim of a "pretty nasty trick." ABC News has reported Shell's ex girlfriend is believed to have called authorities to say he had liquid explosives on the plane.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13254 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 7):
The man who was the 'apparent hoax victim' was arrested upon his arrival at DFW Airport this evening.
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 7):
D/FW AIRPORT - Chris N. Shell, 29, was arrested by D/FW Airport Police Thursday night in Terminal E as he arrived on a 6:10 p.m. U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia, said David Magana, airport spokesman.

Shell faces more than one warrant from more than one municipality, Magana added, but he would not reveal what the warrants are for or which agencies issued them.

They’ll be included on the police report tomorrow, Magana said.

I bet this was all precautionary. I don't think they knew at the time that the ex was pulling a fast one.



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12254 times:

Turns out that the gentleman who was subject to the hoax call has some outstanding minor drug charges warrants. When his name became public, the officers recognized the name and met him at the plane with handcuffs before escorting him to the Collin County lockup.

User currently offlinecombatshadow From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12144 times:
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Hmmm. Possibility that the call-in wasn't a hoax? Maybe the -ex thought he really would have some substance on him.


Bob
User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11635 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
People are getting downrit cruel with their pranks lately.

  
There are many ways to describe this, but prank is not one of them.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5429 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11463 times:

Quoting combatshadow (Reply 10):
Hmmm. Possibility that the call-in wasn't a hoax?

Slim to none is too optimistic of an assessment.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
would she get charged for interfering with a flight?

Now it sounds like it was the ex's new boyfriend who called it in, although it sounds like they were both in on it.

Possible charges range from filing a false report, all the way up to making terrorist threats. Precedence has it that if they plead guilty, they'll get a felony charge and ~6 months prison time.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1411 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11394 times:

Only 69 pax on board???

US needs AA on this route...obviously.   



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User currently onlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2048 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9610 times:

Quoting combatshadow (Reply 1):
Was just reading about this. I suppose the passenger has someone that doesn't like him!

In the 1940ies and 1950ies, some flights were actually brought down by disgruntled husbands and relatives: http://planecrashinfo.com/unusual.htm


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8571 times:

http://avherald.com/h?article=45576774&opt=0

Looks like he was released and rebooked to texas?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...7/history/20120906/1139Z/KPHL/KDFW



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User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6422 times:

Only a phone call and the airborne flight was brought back to Philadelphia after it had already flown a third of the way across Pennsylvania to realized it was a pretty nasty trick…..??? that’s unbelievable but true.
It seems to me that FBI, police and the airlines just don’t trust airport controls and authorities because were unable to detect somebody carrying a dangerous substance. So, they had to decide to turn the aircraft around …..
Maybe someday somebody calls to say: there´s a pax in a flight “0000” bound to “somewhere” carrying a nuke and all planes will be turned around…….


User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6047 times:
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Who was that said one person cannot make a difference? One person made one phone call and disrupted hundreds of people's lives. Maybe thousands if you include ATC, FBI, police, family members, friends, media, even here, on and on and on... Me thinks someone will pay dearly. Beam me up. Speaking of that this is Star Trek's 46 th anniversary!

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2885 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 12):
Now it sounds like it was the ex's new boyfriend who called it in, although it sounds like they were both in on it

This what I have pieced together from reading the net, plus watching BBC, CNN, CBS, news. The current B.F. called from a pay phone (so they knew it was wrong and would likely be tracked, I bet he wore gloves and a disguise), the girlfriend was in the know about what he did. This was supposed to basically get the ex B.F."rubber gloved" during security, but he was already in the plane enroute when this happened.

The guy who was the victim of this crime, apparently put some compromising pictures of his ex G.F. on his Facebook page or some other social site. He was wrong for doing the posting of the pictures, which is why when you play, play at your home, it's illegal for others to tape you in your home, it's not illegal for them to tape you in their home. Anyway, nothing he did, warranted this kind of act, the guy responsible will learn a very, very valuable lesson, you waste too much time thinking this shit up, rather than forgiving and moving on.

I believe if they have been arrested, and will be charged with a number of federal crimes, not worth sacrificing your freedom to get back at someone who did you wrong in some less offensive way. They should both face the most time in prison as possible, as well as have to pay for the cost of the turn-around plus associated costs.

I have never understood why, when people break up, they check the others Facebook page constantly and get mad at the things contained in their profile. If you break up, it's over. Be cool about it and live your lives independently.



Rule number One, NEVER underestimate the other guys greed
User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

very lame to do this, do people not learn anything?! but then saying that, here in China the last 2 weeks we have multi hoax's to the airlines mainly bombs on board, people don't understand what will happen. here it's a min of 5 years prison and a fine.


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User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 18):
which is why when you play, play at your home, it's illegal for others to tape you in your home, it's not illegal for them to tape you in their home

But then we would all be at home playing with ourselves, and that gets boring after a while...

The girlfriend sounds like she just goes from one man to another and apparently convinced her new boyfriend to do something very foolish. I hope these two pay the price. An aircraft diversion is a costly event.



"He waited his whole damn life to take that flight. And as the plane crashed down he thought 'Well isn't this nice...'"
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6109 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4457 times:

How can his warrants only pop up when someone calls and not when he bought the ticket ?


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User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 4384 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 21):
How can his warrants only pop up when someone calls and not when he bought the ticket ?

Only minor drug charges, that won't put him on a terrorist watch list.



"He waited his whole damn life to take that flight. And as the plane crashed down he thought 'Well isn't this nice...'"
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4760 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

They say, "Hell hath no fury .... "

We have this happen sometime to aircrew. An ex who feels somewhat wronged (whether they actually are is irrelevant and no one's business but their own) .... but they call Customs to say the aircrew is a drug mule, then they call the airline say the aircrew is an alcoholic and drinks and flies, then they email all his/her working crew and say he is a dangerous pilot, etc etc etc.

It seems it never occurs to the ex, that there are consequences for their actions!

(Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd)



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2885 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 20):
But then we would all be at home playing with ourselves, and that gets boring after a while

Just ask everyones favorite celebrity, the one who made being famous unpopular, Kim Kardashian! She ended up on the net, because she got her freak on at someone elses place, amateur mistake, which is why she couldn't get control of that little movie she made with Mr Random Stranger Guy.....(EG)   



Rule number One, NEVER underestimate the other guys greed
25 rfields5421 : His warrants did not pop up. A police officer recognized the name from new reports - checked with the outstanding warrants database - and discovered
26 EK413 : I understand the authorities ain't taking any chance regardless of it being a hoax but was it really necessary to turn the aircraft around to the air
27 copter808 : They will usually go to the most "practical" airport, after considering all the options. I don't know exactly where they were when they turned around
28 rfields5421 : Returning to a major US Airways hub, especially the origin airport, makes the inconvenience much less for passengers. Going into a smaller, closer ai
29 EK413 : Cheers... Thanks for the detailed responses and that certainly makes perfect sense on the air turn back to the airport of origin... EK413
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