Feroze
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BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:39 am

British Airways has been advised that three of its Boeing 767 short haul aircraft have been identified by the UK government as part of the investigation into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

The airline was contacted last night (Tuesday, November 28) by the government. It has taken the three B767s out of service to enable forensic examination to be carried out.

The initial results of the forensic tests, which was confirmed late this afternoon, has shown very low traces of a radioactive substance onboard two of the three aircraft.

British Airways has been advised that this investigation is confined solely to these three B767 aircraft, which will remain out of service until further notice.

British Airways understands that from advice it has been given that the risk to public health is low.

The airline is in the process of making contact with customers who have travelled on flights operated by these aircraft, which operate within Europe.

The airline has published the flights affected on its website, www.ba.com, and customers on these flights who wish to receive further advice are advised to telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647. Only customers who have travelled on these specific flights are asked to telephone NHS Direct.

from www.ba.com
http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bapress/public/en_gb

[Edited 2006-11-29 19:51:10]
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:43 am

Just saw this on ITV news were they used 2/3 of Anets images (including a 777 when will press learn  Wink) But not good news for BA

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:57 am

Where is this coming from.

Nothing on BBC/BA/BA Intranet/ITV/REUTERS about this
Where does the time go???
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:00 am

There is a Press Statement in the Press and Media section of www.ba.com

and now on BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6157707.stm

[Edited 2006-11-29 20:02:58]
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 2):
Where is this coming from.

Just been on the ITV evening news
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:02 am

Its coming from ITV

"BA grounds jets linked to Litvinenko inquiry
6.51, Wed Nov 29 2006

Radioactive material has been found on two British Airways passenger jets by scientists investigating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

BA said it had grounded three Boeing 767 short haul aircraft involved in the probe after being contacted by Government officials.

The airline stressed the risk to passengers who had travelled on the planes was low.

The company said: "British Airways has been advised that three of its Boeing 767 short haul aircraft have been identified by the UK government as part of the investigation into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

"The airline was contacted last night by the Government. It has taken the three B767s out of service to enable forensic examination to be carried out."

http://www.itv.com/news/index_9ef37143cf12a3b5d49574ed4559c1e8.html

and heres the pictures from A.net ( i know atleast 2 are)



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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:02 am

The following British Airways’ flights are involved.

London Heathrow to Moscow/Moscow to London Heathrow
November 3, BA874 and BA875
November 7, BA872 and BA873
November 8, BA874 and BA875
November 9, BA872 and BA873
November 14, BA872 and BA873
November 15, BA874 and BA875
November 17, BA874 and BA875
November 18, BA874 and BA875
November 20, BA872 and BA873

London Heathrow to Barcelona/Barcelona to London Heathrow
November 4, BA478 and BA479
November 16, BA478 and BA479
November 19, BA478 and BA479
November 22, BA478 and BA479
November 23, BA478 and BA479
November 24, BA478 and BA479

London Heathrow to Dusseldorf/Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
November 6, BA936 and BA937
November 18, BA936 and BA937
November 25, BA936 and BA937

London Heathrow to Athens
November 6, BA632 and BA633
November 7, BA634
November 9, BA634
November 10, BA632
November 14, BA634
November 20, BA634
November 21, BA632
November 25, BA632

Athens to London Heathrow
November 8, BA631
November 10, BA631
November 10, BA633
November 15, BA631
November 21, BA631
November 21, BA633
November 25, BA633

London Heathrow to Larnaca/Larnaca to London Heathrow
November 11, BA662 and BA663
November 12, BA662 and BA663
November 13, BA662 and BA663
November 26, BA662 and BA663

London Heathrow to Stockholm/Stockholm to London Heathrow
November 19, BA780 and BA781
November 22, BA780 and BA781
November 23, BA780 and BA781
November 24, BA780 and BA781

London Heathrow to Vienna/Vienna to London Heathrow
November 28, BA846 and BA847
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:06 am

The BBC reported that 2 planes are currently at LHR, 1 is at Domodevo in Moscow.

The 2 UK aircraft have tested positive.

The 767's have flown to Moscow, Athens, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Larnaca and Stockholm.

This means it must be very easy to identify who did it... Given the prime person to be incontact with the radiation (besides Litvinenko), Mario who went to Rome, was not on one of these aircraft... as they didnt go there.

Whats the odds of passengers flying out on one A/c would fly back on the other... and the seat location of the radiation on both aircrafts...

I would imagine this story will blow open soon
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:07 am

Also one of their 777s is grounded in TLV due to the strike there.

Total of 4 widebodies grounded for BA.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:08 am

Quoting Gordonroxburgh (Reply 7):
November 23, BA780 and BA781

I was onboard that plane, fixing a seat.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 8):

This means it must be very easy to identify who did it... Given the prime person to be incontact with the radiation (besides Litvinenko), Mario who went to Rome, was not on one of these aircraft... as they didnt go there.

Whats the odds of passengers flying out on one A/c would fly back on the other... and the seat location of the radiation on both aircrafts...

I would imagine this story will blow open soon

I heard of "smoking guns" before but this is even better.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:12 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 8):
This means it must be very easy to identify who did it... Given the prime person to be incontact with the radiation (besides Litvinenko), Mario who went to Rome, was not on one of these aircraft... as they didnt go there.

Whats the odds of passengers flying out on one A/c would fly back on the other... and the seat location of the radiation on both aircrafts...

I would imagine this story will blow open soon

ITV who broke the story noted the most frequent destination for all the planes was Moscow, with 24 visits. The pressure on the Russian government will only increase.
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:18 am

I operated on the 872 on 14th!!!!! If I remember the a/c was G-BZHC but I may be wrong the amount I fly!
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:18 am

Just had a paranoid crew member on the phone. She's not glowing yet though.

Tristar Steve; good luck with that!
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:21 am

a/c are

G-BNWX
G-BNWB
G-BZHA
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting Poitin (Reply 11):
I heard of "smoking guns" before but this is even better.

Not really as conclusive as you think - you can buy Polonium-210 sources without a license for as little as $69.00 a throw and with the level of forensics tody, you only need to leave behind a few particles for it to register.

Also BA are sayings 'very small traces of a radioactive substance' - not out and out Polonium. Unless they confirm its Polonium-210, its highly likely to be a wild goose chase with a number of possible reasons.

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[Edited 2006-11-29 20:43:08]
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:37 am

It appears that the assassin skipped class on the day they were taught about discreteness. Sheesh!
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:39 am

More Flights have been added on the BA website that the BA aircraft used:

London Heathrow to Frankfurt
October 26, BA916

Frankfurt to London Heathrow
October 27, BA901

London Heathrow to Istanbul/Istanbul to London Heathrow
October 27, BA676 and BA677

London Heathrow to Madrid/Madrid to London Heathrow
November 26, BA460 and BA461
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:43 am

Wow small traces of radioactive materials. Is this something like naturally occurring radioactive calcium? I really smell media sensationalism. Traces of radioactive materials are everywhere, and is probably harmless. What kills is high dose of radioactive emission, not traces. The fact is that you can get more radiation by working as a pilot than working in nuclear reactor.

Way to scare people off. US and UK governments will probably ask money to install radioactive detector in every airport in the world, just to remind people of threats.

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 10):
I was onboard that plane, fixing a seat.
Must go and see if I glow in the dark!

Lol!!

Quoting Gordonroxburgh (Reply 16):
a/c are
G-BNWX
G-BNWB
G-BZHA

Does anybody know what BA are doing whilst these aircraft are out of service? Are they cancelling flights or do they have enough other aircraft to operate the flights?
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 22):
Does anybody know what BA are doing whilst these aircraft are out of service? Are they cancelling flights or do they have enough other aircraft to operate the flights?

Just what I was thinking.

Also, if the assassin(s) are proved to be connected to the Russian Government, why weren't they flying Aeroflot?
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:48 am

I just wonder what the results would be if you ran high-sensitivity radiation detectors through any airliner that had been in service for a while. Particularly any that have carried people who have been near the Chernobyl zone within a few days of travelling, not to mention the odd absent-minded lab tech who sticks a source in his pocket or walks through a potentially contaminated zone and doesn't clean his shoes on the sticky pad.

My guess (just a guess) is that trivial, non-dangerous contamination is more common on transit vehicles than we like to think.


sPh
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:50 am

Given that this was apparently to kill one man, they seem to have sprayed the stuff about.

I also notice that his contact and all of the ex KGB and other spooks floating round the speech and chat show circuit look to be stubbornly healthy.

Something does not make sense.
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting Sphealey (Reply 24):
I just wonder what the results would be if you ran high-sensitivity radiation detectors through any airliner that had been in service for a while. Particularly any that have carried people who have been near the Chernobyl zone within a few days of travelling, not to mention the odd absent-minded lab tech who sticks a source in his pocket or walks through a potentially contaminated zone and doesn't clean his shoes on the sticky pad.

Dont even need any of those situations - develop your own photography film as a hobby? You may have a Polonium-210 source already. See my links above.
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:00 am

BA.com are adding more and more 'affected' flights all the time, keep checking it! They seem to be taking the records back to October 25th at the moment, quite some time ago.

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:02 am

Is there a possibility that these small traces of radioactivity have absolutly no connection to the assassination, and people are just overracting?
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:04 am

I don't mean to vector this topic off into something else,
But.

I had NO IDEA that BA still operated the 767 on that many intra-European flights. And like Sam1987, anyone have any idea what they are doing to replace the lift? Looks like these aircraft are used in regular rotations, and not one-off fills as I'd originally thought.

FYI-Polonium was discovered by Madame Curie in 1898 and was named for her native Poland.
One milligram of Polonium has as much radiation in it as 5 grams of radium...by my math, that is what? 5000 times more radioactive by weight? Wow, that is some toxic stuff!
Anyway, it is a by-product of radium decay and is sometimes referred to as Radium-F.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:47 am

I wonder if ITV asked permission to use the two photos?

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:05 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 1):
Just saw this on ITV news were they used 2/3 of Anets images (including a 777 when will press learn

www.aftonbladet.se shows an Airbus narrow-body instead of a Boeing wide-body...  sarcastic 

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 29):
YI-Polonium was discovered by Madame Curie in 1898 and was named for her native Poland.
One milligram of Polonium has as much radiation in it as 5 grams of radium...by my math, that is what? 5000 times more radioactive by weight? Wow, that is some toxic stuff!
Anyway, it is a by-product of radium decay and is sometimes referred to as Radium-F.

Interesting! Isn't it an Alpha particle emitter? if so it should be relatively harmless unless ingested. I would doubt that any of BA's pax are/were in any danger, or at least I hope not.

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:29 am

"Your flight has been cancelled due to possible radioactivity in the plane."

What next?

"Your flight has been cancelled due to a possible alien attack on your plane."
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15):
Just had a paranoid crew member on the phone. She's not glowing yet though.

Hope she's ok. We had too many threads on her already Wink
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:32 am

For those of you that think that journalists have nothing better to do than to take aircraft out of service, I would like to remind you that it was not ITV or the BBC that made that decision.

That decision was made by the British government, i.e. the COBRA people which consists of Scotland Yard and the MI-5, MI-6, etc. They must have had a very good reason to order BA to ground these aircraft.

This is not just a dream-up story sequence on a slow day in the newsroom. It was a government call. BA is going to lose money over this, and who's going to pay for all those thousands of people who will be calling that special number to be examined for possible radiation poisoning?
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:33 am

Quoting Gearup (Reply 32):
Interesting! Isn't it an Alpha particle emitter? if so it should be relatively harmless unless ingested. I would doubt that any of BA's pax are/were in any danger, or at least I hope not.

The authorities have been testing premises all over London for radiation, including the Itsu Sushi restaurant on Piccadilly. At the last count 8 people have been tested for radioactive particles. I last saw the news on this a couple of days ago, so the number has probably increased.
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting RIXrat (Reply 35):
BA is going to lose money over this

Surely BA is insured against this?
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:43 am

This post is a good education in flight operations and record keeping. It's not too often you see published company records of past flights.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting Feroze (Reply 37):

Ya know I have a feeling they dont cover "Radioactive material found on aircraft"  Wink

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:00 am

RIXrat

You are right, but sometimes people can overreact, such as a cell phone ringing on a plane and forcing it to divert to the nearest airport beacuse someone thinks it is a bomb! But, if it were me, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:01 am

Quoting Feroze (Reply 37):
Quoting RIXrat (Reply 35):
BA is going to lose money over this

Surely BA is insured against this?

The problem for BA is not just the two or three planes taken out of service, but the public reaction to the incident. How many thousands of people will rebook on other carriers, or cancel their bookings altogether.


It doesn't make a lot of sense, but neither does the public.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:07 am

Quoting Gearup (Reply 32):
Quoting Stirling (Reply 29):
YI-Polonium was discovered by Madame Curie in 1898 and was named for her native Poland.
One milligram of Polonium has as much radiation in it as 5 grams of radium...by my math, that is what? 5000 times more radioactive by weight? Wow, that is some toxic stuff!
Anyway, it is a by-product of radium decay and is sometimes referred to as Radium-F.

Interesting! Isn't it an Alpha particle emitter? if so it should be relatively harmless unless ingested. I would doubt that any of BA's pax are/were in any danger, or at least I hope not.

GU

You got that, it is only an Alpha Particle emitter, which must be ingested, so wash your hands and you'll be ok. Just don't drink any glow-in-the-dark booze or eat funny looking sushi. An Alpha particle is stopped by a thick sheet of paper, and most likely your skin. It has to be ingested to be effective.

However, given the relative low dose needed, and the fact that once ingested you will die in a few weeks, it is an extremely effective poison

Still, this is the last time the FSV (aka ex-KGB) will use this for a job. Far too much reaction and with the plane connection to Moscow is just too much. So much more convenient for people to commit suicide with three shots to the back of the head.

Putin must have been reading too many James Bond novels.

As for telling what a "radio active source" really is, it can be determined in a good laboratory, so all the samples collected will be analyzed.
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:24 am

I wonder if the assassin went business or economy?

OK, serious question. Let's suppose he/she had it in a vial and didn't spill a grain anywhere, would it still detect radiation after such a time lapse. Also, what about airport screening -- don't those new machines detect radiation, unless this was slipped to the perp airside?
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:26 am

CNN just reported that the A/C in question made at least two trips to North America now.

One to PHL and YVR, I have yet to see any confirmation of this.

I wonder if it's just bad journalism now?
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:30 am

Quoting RIXrat (Reply 43):

OK, serious question. Let's suppose he/she had it in a vial and didn't spill a grain anywhere, would it still detect radiation after such a time lapse. Also, what about airport screening -- don't those new machines detect radiation, unless this was slipped to the perp airside?

Alpha radiation is trival to sheild --thick cardboard is all it would take. Placed inside of a metal container, say a pill vial, it would be all but undetectable by most instruments in the airport which are designed to detect gamma radiation, or neutrons. It was a very clever choice, perhaps too clever.

[Edited 2006-11-29 23:31:27]
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:31 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 44):
One to PHL and YVR, I have yet to see any confirmation of this.

I'm not sure what a 767 with shorthaul Club Europe configuration would be doing in, of all places, YVR?
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:32 am

> OK, serious question. Let's suppose he/she had
> it in a vial and didn't spill a grain anywhere, would
> it still detect radiation after such a time lapse.

According to the histories of the Manhatten Project I have read, polonium is a very pervasive material. Meaning that you can open up a vial, take a tiny sample out, and within minutes the workbenches at the other end of the room are contaminated.

Keep in mind though that there are several isotopes, and a lot of the discussion currently raging around the Internet is centering around the wrong ones. The isotope in question has a half-life of 138 days so it is self-limiting as a poision.

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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 44):
CNN just reported that the A/C in question made at least two trips to North America now.

One to PHL and YVR, I have yet to see any confirmation of this.

I wonder if it's just bad journalism now?

Nothing about this on the BA website....yet. But CNN is the one to trust!  sarcastic 
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 46):
Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 44):
One to PHL and YVR, I have yet to see any confirmation of this.

I'm not sure what a 767 with shorthaul Club Europe configuration would be doing in, of all places, YVR?

Wasn't the "dusking" that was undertaken applied to all the 767s? I thought they all now had the same interior and could fly both short and long-haul? I could be wrong....
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 44):

I suppose they have a different 767 configuration for the intercontinental flights!! And YVR is operated with 747 according to timetable...
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:49 am

 airplane  Yes, spoke to a friend who flies for BA... She confirms 2 types of 767 configiguration - european and longhaul!
 
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RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:59 am

Quoting Gordonroxburgh (Reply 7):
November 23, BA478 and BA479
November 24, BA478 and BA479

Wierd, I flew in and out of Barcelona those days with BA, but on the Gatwick flights.

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 13):
The left wing (ouch!) should be cheering this news! A terrorist act on British soil than was NOT carried out by a muslim extremist.

It's not even an act of terrorism in that the poison was meant for him not a mass amount of people.
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!

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