Marara
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SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:44 am

is there any info on this yet ? My dad heard this on the radio. 747 was ready to take off when the passengers were told there was a mechanical prb. they returned to the gate and police took four people off the plane

Im not sure on this my dad gets these things muddled

Dunno any other details
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:03 am

Sydney-bound passengers in plane drama

From AAP
27dec01

ARMED police have boarded a Sydney-bound United Airlines flight in London and forced three passengers off the plane.

United Airlines are refusing to comment on the incident, with a spokesman for the airline in the UK confirming only that the flight from Heathrow to Sydney via San Francisco had been delayed.

But British police have confirmed armed police boarded the plane and removed three passengers.

Flight UA 931, from London to Sydney via San Francisco left Heathrow terminal as scheduled at about 2pm (GMT) on Monday afternoon (0100 AEDT Tuesday).

According to a teenage passenger, Jack Richardson from Manly in Sydney's northern beaches, the plane stopped on the runway and the pilot advised of mechanical problems over the aircraft's public address system.

"The pilot comes on and says he's not at liberty to tell us exactly what happened," he told ABC Radio.

"But the fact is a man from first class, a man from business class and a man from economy class had all been arrested and escorted off the plane."

Mr Richardson said the plane returned to the terminal, where armed police boarded it and escorted the passengers away.

He said about 100 remaining passengers were told to disembark and were subject to an extensive body and luggage search.

The flight eventually took off four hours behind schedule, Mr Richardson said.

A spokeswoman from the Metropolitan Police Service in London said the airline had sought the assistance of police to remove three passengers from the flight.

"At about 3.15pm (GMT) on Monday (0215 AEDT Tuesday), three passengers on a flight from London Heathrow to San Francisco were asked to leave the plane by police at the request of the airline company," she said.

"No offences were discovered, no arrests were made and there was no further action taken."

The basis on which the airline had sought the passengers' removal was a matter for United Airlines to decide whether to reveal, the police spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for United Airlines in the UK, Ruth Hornsby, confirmed the flight had been delayed but declined to provide further details.

"United Airlines' main priority is the safety and security of its passengers and staff," she told AAP from London.

The airline's Australian spokesman, Ian Nicholas, also declined to provide further details of the incident, saying it was a police matter.



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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:13 am

Sydney-bound United Airlines flight in London

What's this? UA's LHR-SYD??
 
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:17 am

Via SFO  Big grin

My money's on this being nothing. Just a jumpy agent. As it is, at least the flight was safe.
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:53 am

I've said it before and I'll say it again. We should all check in a week before the flight. You know we could have hostel like places to stay in and during this time they could check are luggage, shoes, clothes, butt's...................
 
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 12:17 pm

I thought the only United flight to Sydney from San Fransico was UA 863 and thats JFK-SFO-SYD.

UA 931 goes LHR-SFO-SAN. Don't tell me they got Sydney and San Diego mixed up!
 
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:41 pm

Hkgspotter1,

You mean we'd be forced to spend a whole WEEK at Heathrow??
Gosh!! Wouldn't that be "terrible"!! lol

Mike  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:51 pm

In a room with no windows !!!!!

 
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RE: SYD Bound Jet Terrorist Scare

Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:53 pm

LOL @ Hkgspotter1, without windows? gees....that would be pretty harsh  Laugh out loud
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