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Bomb Scare Grounds Flight To Jordan  
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 32
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1782 times:
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- A Royal Jordanian airlines flight was prevented from leaving Abu Dhabi for Dubai Sunday after a passenger was found with a bomb, a source from the airline told CNN.

The source said the Airbus A-340 had just landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and was due to depart when the man was discovered. It's not clear if he had already boarded the aircraft.

Apparently, crew members noticed the man was acting suspiciously.

He was taken aside and searched, and officials found a bomb on his person.

Passengers were still boarding the aircraft, the source said.

The plane was scheduled to make a stop in Dubai before continuing on to Amman, Jordan.

Airline officials only told passengers there was a technical delay that was preventing the departure of the flight.

The man is being questioned by both UAE and Jordanian officials. His nationality is unknown at this point.

Security at Abu Dhabi Airport is very tight. Royal Jordanian Airlines has its own security guards who re-screen passengers before they board the planes.

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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

wow - thats scary. Be interesting to find out if he was caught inside the secure area. Royal Jordanian's security people rescrean passengers inside the secure area? Interesting.


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

does alia even have a 340 for passenger use? thats got to be a mistake.

User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Alia recently got delivered 2 A340-300s. But I am surpised to see it at Abu Dhabi? Hope this helps?  Smile

User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Again, over hype... NO BOMB!!!

Royal Jordanian, en route to Dubai, made the unscheduled stop after a passenger got into an argument with a flight attendant over a meal and said he would blow up the plane IF he had a bomb.

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