Flygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
Sorry Mika but other than what the news article stated I don't have any other details. The exact wording from the article didn't specify.
"Investigators on both sides of the Atlantic now have evidence that there were at least six hijack teams and 30 terrorists scheduled to take part in the Sept. 11 operation. The Guardian is reporting in today's edition that knives were found on a Continental Airlines flight that was supposed to leave New Jersey's Newark Airport on the morning of Sept. 11."
This is the only Guardian article I found but it still doesn't give much more information.
Bove, the incident you are talking about was on Sept. 11. That flight diverted to YYZ when the directive came out to ground all aircraft. The man was found with four sets of false ID and two Luftansa pilot uniforms. No further word has been heard except that he is still in custody awaiting extradiction to the US.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
Canadian fighters on that day forced down some Air China or a some other Chineese airline 747 in the Yukon. I heard this on CBC. They we're heading to LAX. The terrorists had westcoast targets pickedd out as well. Most likely the Golden Gate Bridge or that tall ugly building in LA that is the tallest in the city.
Conair From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1039 times:
I read that there was an American Airlines flight from La Gaurdia to San Antonio which was diverted to St louis on Sept 11th which was later found to have boxcutters hiden aboard, and 2 Arab Men were arrested on a train in Texas.
Johnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 905 times:
The Air Canada, Flight 704 (YYZ-LGA) incident is frightening indeed, as are the other grounded flights where box cutters were found on-board the aircraft. I'm wondering, though?,was AC 704 destined to "attack" NYC, or perhaps a target in Toronto? (The CN Tower or the 83 storey ScotiaTower?). The reason I say this is because of the fact that by the time AC704 would have reached NYC, there would be minimal fuel supplies on-board to create the monstrous, deadly explosions that were the result of AA11 and UA175.
Standby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 535 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:
Can some kind person explain exactly what a "box-cutter" is? Is it what Brits would call a "Stanley Knife"? i.e. a Palm-size rectangular metal case with about a 1.5 inch protuding screw-in removable blade, razor sharp to cut stuff like carpet. Or is it much bigger in dimensions? Thanks very much
Stormin From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 775 times:
You are correct. Box cutters is our generic name for the Stanley and its many variation/imitations. You can buy them here with the body made out of plastic, making less likely to trip the metal detectors. My belt buckles (normal size - not Texas size ) rarely set them off and they have more metal in them than a simple razor blade from a box cutter.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 764 times:
The airliner "forced down" on 9/11 was a Korean Air flight that flew into Alaskan, then Canadian airspace with a "7500" as its' transponder code...the code for hijack.
It turned out to be a mistake, the airplane landed with escort at Yellowknife I believe. But not before a half dozen supertankers were scrambled at the Valdez oil port in Alaska and told to immeadiately put to sea.
Standby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 535 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 709 times:
Stormin - Thanks for the info. Jeez, it seems inconceivable that something as small as a Stanley could produce results like that. It still sends a shudder down my spine thinking about what forced those flight crew to leave their cockpit seats.