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UA 895 ORD - HKG Discovered Explosives In Toilet!  
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

It was reported that explosives were discovered in one of the toilets of flight UA 895 2 days ago but only confirmed by UA and Hong Kong Airport authorities yesterday, more details coming up.

Best Regards

36 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

There was a similar thread but I guess it was deleted. Where did you find such report???

FrequentFlyer5


User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

This might seem like a dumb question but how on earth does this stuff happen?!

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Yeah... I deleted it because the other member had absolutely no info about it and I couldn't (and still can't) find any information on it. So since the other thread had really no content and the story couldn't even be confirmed I deleted it. But this thread is fine. At least 9V-SPK gives some detail into the incident, lol. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Chris


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

As I'm reading a chinese newspaper, i can only translate it.

"While the United States is in fear of under terriorists attacks, Hong Kong airport securities discoverd 7 rectangle shaped explosived hidden in one of the cabinets in the toilet on flight UA895 two days ago, more than 300 passengers luckily escaped the "Possible tragedy". As it was a serious situation, Police demanded a careful search on the whole plane again, that also caused a delay for its next flight to Singapore. After examining the explosives police confirmed that the explosives have a possible danger, now under investigation.

Authorities also have no idea how the explosives could be moved to the toilet, especially after 911 when securities are so tight. They also think it is very unusual, considering that the plane is heading for BOTH Singapore and Hong Kong. Authorities are now contacting both Hong Kong and SIngapore authorities, also examining the passenger list on both flights. However they have the reason to believe that the explosives might be used as a "Commit Suicide" attack.

Ua 895, B744 1st stop SFO and then ORD, 2 days ago arrvied at HKG airport at 4:30 carrying 314 passengers and 21 crew. The plane was supposed to fly as UA805 to Singapore at 7:55pm. However when airport securities were examining the plane as usual, they discovered the 7 explosives in the toilet, each 6cm long, wrapped with black paper. Because of the serious situation, the plane had to be re-examined again but no new discoveries were found. Flight to Singapore was delayed 1 hour and 17 mins before it's flight to Singapore.




User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

Hey Chris! Totally agree and credits to you for deleting that. "Explosives found on UA895.........according HK news reports - end" sounds like a bogus way to get you going. If you don't have the info, ask for it in the thread!

Anyway, I've been looking for such reports but nothing so far.

FrequentFlyer5


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

And sorry for my spelling errors, gotta to to school in 5 mins and just found out the news.

I'll post some more info later today because they also included a pic in it (Chinese again).


User currently offlinePANYNJ From Bahamas, joined Sep 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Yeah please be more sparing in your deletions. If its a developing story, it will develop as the thread develops.

thanks,
concerned airliner


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

First stop SFO, and then ORD?  Confused That is suppose to be a direct flight. SFO is not flight 895.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

I agree with PANYNJ. Often when we get breaking news on this forum, it starts off with just few brief words and then gets added to as information becomes available. It's one of the ways that the CivAv forum is so popular as most of us hear about news here before anywhere else.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

If this is true how come they got it out of the the USA ??

User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

So the explosives were on board this flight in the States but only discovered in HKG?


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Guys... it isn't like a plane crash. People were confused and there was no information about the story anywhere. The post had been viewed hundreds of times and all the replies were doubting its validity. The topic wasn't developing at the time. A post that is up all afternoon with no developments and people suggesting deletion gets deleted... sorry.

Thanks Frequentflyer5. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Chris


User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

That's not good when you find explosives in the toilet! I wonder how they got on there in the first place. It's quite fortunate that they didn't go off, I mean talk about a real sh.. disturber!

TW



Two A-4's, left ten o'clock level continue left turn!
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

The news said that the plane took off from SFO first, well i also felt a bit strange about that too.

Here's an annoucnement made by UA. (Picture is from the daily newspaper.)



TRANSLATION

United Airlines has confirmed yesterday (21st May) that flight UA895 from Chicago Ohare to Hong Kong, after its arrival in Hong Kong Airport securities discovered that in one of the toilets there were objects that shaped in a round comb shape. Due to security reasons United Airlines have informed the Hong Kong Airport Authorities and have reported the matters to the police.

United Airlines have always provided safety and reliable service to its passengers, and have obeyed different rules to match the security measure.

UA 895 was operated by B744 aiurcraft, carrying 314 passengers and 21 crew. After confirming that the plane is in safe condition, it has continued its flight to Singapore at 21:10pm Hong Kong time.

Best Regards


User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

I never knew that newspapers in Hong Kong are in color. If you got this off the net, I would be interested in know the web address.

Can anyone backup this report with other references?

FrequentFlyer5


User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Hey Serge, thanks. Tabloid crap & some people must think this is funny considering what happened 9-11.

BTW, nice homepage!

FrequentFlyer5


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

NP... thanks for the compliments to nukez.com, even though the design and updates have came to a halt for a few weeks...

I do not know how to read Chinese, is this story faked by a tabloid or is it genuine?

...Serge


User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Serge...its a tabloid. Most tabloids in Asia go along with the sports section, at least in Japan it is.



User currently offlineDroneklax From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Firecrackers
http://webcenter.newssearch.netscape.com/aolns_display.adp?key=200205230110000160308_aolns.src


User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

firecrackers = explosives...now this is making more sense.

Thanks Droneklax!

FrequentFlyer5


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

Yes, thank you Droneklax.... no wonder it didn't make the national news!  Big grin
Still weird those could make it onto the plane though....

...Serge


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

The Electric New Paper:

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/npwo402.html

SCARE IN HONGKONG
Security sweep of plane uncovers suspicious sticks


The suspicious material was found in the plane's toilet

The seven sticks, about 6cm in length, were wrapped tightly in brown paper
May 23, 2002

COULD it have been part of a terrorist attack or was it just a prank?

For several hours on Tuesday evening, Hongkong security personnel grappled with this question as they kept passengers of a Singapore-bound plane waiting in transit.

The security staff had found seven sticks of "firecracker-like-objects" in the toilet of United Airlines Flight UA895 on a routine sweep at Chek Lap Kok airport, an HK Airport Authority spokesman told The New Paper this morning.

"They were not real explosives. The matter has been handed over to the Hongkong police for further investigation", said the spokesman.

Hongkong's Apple Daily newspaper had earlier reported that "explosives" were discovered.

They were hidden in a compartment under the sink of one of the cabin toilets, airport officials and the police told Apple Daily newspaper.

The "explosives" were described as about 6cm in length - about the size of an adult thumb - and contained a black "explosive" substance.

Closely resembling sticks of dynamite, the explosives were wrapped tightly in brown paper, the newspaper said.

335 PEOPLE ON BOARD

The Boeing 747-400 from Chicago had got there at 4.34 pm via San Francisco with 314 passengers and 21 flight crew onboard.

It was scheduled to arrive in Singapore at 7.55pm the same day.

A Hongkong airport official said it was part of Hongkong's safety procedures for security personnel to board and search a plane when it is in transit.

Prof Chao Song Wei (hanyu pinyin) from the Chinese University in Hongkong told Apple Daily said that the tightly wrapped material could intensify the blast.

Even if the blast had not been strong enough to kill anyone, it was likely to generate dense smoke that could endanger the lives of passengers, he speculated.

However, Hongkong's bomb squad told Apple Daily that the circumstances surrounding this case were peculiar, and indicated that further investigations with Singapore and the US need to be carried out.

Hongkong police and United Airlines spokesmen would not comment further.

A more intensive search for other dangerous materials was carried out but revealed nothing further.

The flight finally took off for Singapore at 9.12pm, more than an hour late.

After last year's tragedy in New York, this incident comes as another blow to United Airlines security.

A spokesman maintained that security has been very tight since Sept 11. He could not, however, explain how the objects could have therefore come to be in the plane.

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

This event prove that the extremely high security measures at US airports is useless. The security measure at HK airport is quite good. US government should investigate why such events happens.
And the security board of Hong Kong Government said that it is a minor case today. Hong Kong Government are..........................................
I think the Chief Executive should be the passenger of that plane. Then this event is very serious. I don't know what HK government are thinking!


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

OMG.. you have got to be kidding me. I just received an email from forum moderator "174thFWff" concerning the removal of my post:

"http://appledaily.atnext.com

*filler crap*
*filler crap*
*filler crap*
*filler crap*
*filler crap*
*filler crap*

..Serge"

And my post was in response to

"I would be interested in know the web address.
Can anyone backup this report with other references?"

The moderator sent this little personal message:
"Please input more valuable
information then a website
and "*filler crap*". Don't do
that again."

What is this site coming to? This is rediculous....

...Serge


25 Jesseycy : So HKG has better security, even while checking on a transit flight, than the supposedly strict US customs? IMO, this incident just shows how lax US s
26 KaiTakFan : Something sounds a bit strange here regarding this flight. Why does HK sources keep saying 895 is from Chicago direct through San Francisco? 895 as ev
27 9V-SPK : Was it because the plane was a flight from SFO to ORD? Maybe it was a normal U.S domestic flight, not too sure about it. So what's the flight number f
28 Hkg82 : This was reported on the 7:30pm news. Apparently they were firecrackers, and were found inside the toilet after the ORD-HKG flight. This is the same f
29 UALPHLCS : Ok Airliners.net is reporting the story now in todays newsletter. It was seven firecrackers tiny little paper tubes that are difficult to spot by an x
30 Dadoftyler : UA895 is supposed to be nonstop ORD-HKG (according to SABRE). Did it fuel stop at SFO?
31 Airbus1 : I hope I can help ref flight numbers. UA 895 arrives HKG at 17.15pm non stop from Chicago. UA 805 arrives HKG at 18.05 pm non stop from SFO. The conne
32 Frequentflyer5 : I have been on this flight several times, UA895 ORD-HKG-ORD. This is a non-stop flight and no way it would stop at SFO per the daily flight routes.
33 BA777 : Hmm, Not good for UA, considering the recent trouble with the plane that too 3 + attempts to get back to the US with various failures etc BA777
34 *HighFlyah* : I think the media got some things confused, that's all... UA 895 is nonstop ORD-HKG. UA 805 is LAX-SFO-HKG-SIN with the LAX-SFO portion being B737 ser
35 Greg : Those damn exploding tampons, again... At least from the rendering that's what it looks like...
36 CXCPA : Does anyone think that the firecrackers are abandoned by passengers? At US airport, all luggage is examined manually, not by machine! Such items shoul
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