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foxecho
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3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:45 am

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http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/394428|top|03-30-2004::13:46|reuters.html

Mar 30, 1:32 PM (ET)

DETROIT (Reuters) - Security officials aided by sniffer dogs swept through three U.S. passenger jets on Tuesday after they were targeted by bomb threats, authorities said.
The aircraft, all operated by Northwest Airlines, included one that arrived at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport on Tuesday morning on a flight from Miami, spokesmen for Northwest and the Transportation Security Administration, told Reuters.

The plane in Detroit was still being searched about two hours after it landed, according to TSA spokeswoman Yolanda Clark, who added that no explosive device had been found aboard the aircraft.

"So far these threats have not turned out to be credible," Clark told Reuters. She said she was unaware of the source of the bomb threats but added that authorities were "taking every precaution available."

The second and third flights, from Memphis to Miami and Los Angeles to Detroit, were stopped before takeoff and were being searched by Northwest and federal officials, Northwest said in a statement.

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updated: 3 Amtrak trains around Miami were also included in the threat
http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=1748297&nav=3HvDLuI4

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Andrew






[Edited 2004-03-31 00:03:44]
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aviatortj
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:07 am

I wonder if these were just regular DC-9/A320 flights or if they were 747/A330 flights. It's sick thinking that there are people out to cause trouble in the world.

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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:20 am

747 and A330 aircraft only operate internationally for NW. None of those three flights are included in that.
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aviatortj
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:27 am

Oops...my quick scan did not register everything. It says exactly which routes they were on. I guess that leaves 747 and A330 out  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thanks for correcting me AZO.

__TJ__
 
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:52 am

There was also a fourth flight that was included in this. Here's an article from a Minneapolis newspaper: The Star Tribune


Bomb threat prompts search of NWA planes at 4 airports
Associated Press
March 30, 2004

Four Northwest Airlines flights were grounded and searched Tuesday because of bomb threats, the Transportation Security Administration said.

None of the threats appeared to be credible, but security workers searched the planes, passengers and baggage again as a precaution, said Amy Von Walter, a TSA spokeswoman. Dogs were use in at least two of the searches.

A flight from Miami to Detroit landed at 10:30 a.m. in Detroit and was searched after passengers left the plane, Von Walter said.

Another flight from Miami to Detroit was being searched around 1 p.m. EST, and passengers and baggage were being double-checked Tuesday.

A third flight, from Miami to Los Angeles through Memphis, was searched after it landed in Memphis, she said. The fourth threatened flight, from Los Angeles to Boston through Detroit, was still on the ground in Los Angeles around 1 p.m. EST and was being searched.

The agency declined to provide details about the threats.

Northwest issued a press release saying that an unnamed news organization had contacted it about three flights. The airline said one of those flights landed safely in Detroit and that the other two were being searched.





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maiznblu_757
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:08 am

747 and A330 aircraft only operate internationally for NW. None of those three flights are included in that

They also operate A320's in the Far East and Mexico.
 
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:15 am

sorry mazin--no more 320's in asia...747/757/DC-10.....
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:20 am

Im pretty nervous about this...

I have a family member boarding NWA Flight 338 LAX-DTW Redeye Overnight flight in a couple hours...  Sad
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foxecho
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RE: 3 Northwest Flights Receive Threats

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:39 am

Probably someone just wanting to stir up stuff...

Andrew
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