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AA Paris-Miami Diverted To Boston...Explosives  
User currently offlineNBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Flight attendants had to subdue a man after they smelled the sulphur of a match and saw a wire coming out of his shoes.

FBI agents on the ground in Boston found there were enough explosives in his shoes to cause "extensive damage."



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User currently offlineAA_717 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

It was a passenger in the 29th row who had a UK Passport issues 3 weeks ago (believed to be fake). His name was Richard Ried.

It was a 767.


User currently offlineAA@STL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

That is so weird. It kind of makes me think, if he was going to do this..you'd think he would plan some way to get the bomb set off quiclky, instead of having to light a match.

Wouldn't he wait until the F/A's were far away before he tried to set it off. Then again, I don't know the details.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Damn! I thought I had this first! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

BBC ONLINE----
Flight diverts after explosives scare



An American Airlines plane has diverted to Boston after explosives were found in a passenger's shoe.
The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Paris to Miami.

Tom Kinton, director of aviation at Boston's Logan airport said the crew on board had subdued the passenger and prevented "something serious" from happening.

He said that the passenger had attempted to ignite an "improvised explosive" in his footwear.

"I'm told the flight attendant was drawn to him by the smell of sulphur from a lit match, and then challenged him as to what he was doing," said Mr Kinton.

There were reports that the passenger became violent during the incident.




Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAA@STL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Boston Airport Webcam:

Go to Livewave.com and click on Logan Airport.

You'll see the plane right now surrounded by emergency vehicles.


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5049 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

So far it appears that whatever was in his shoe did have some "explosive" powers. There's talk of "C4" which of course the airport screeners cannot detect.

and I heard one source describe the man as "arabic-looking". The name Richard Reid was the fake ID name.

The "evil-doers" may be on to something here. We may hear more of these kinds of stories and they may not all end so peacefully I'm afraid.

It is just simply impossible to screen a human for every possible type of substance that can harm. You simply cannot strip search people before they board.

I don't advocate Racial Profiling.....I'm sure you people know what that is....but in this "new war" situation I think you just have to. It's like a necessary evil. An Arabic-looking person who boards a plane with no checked baggage bound for America...with an English name...should raise some suspicion. if it means pissing off some good honest arabs, then "oh well". The enemy in this war is blending into the population...and profiling people may be the only way to weed them out.




Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5051 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

guess everyone will have to fly in the nude now (brrr)


Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

LOL at OzarkD9S's comment.. good one!  Big thumbs up

...Serge


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