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12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:39 am

Just coming across on FoxNews:

A US Airways Expreess flight (Charleston, SC to Portland, ME) made an emergency landing at LGA after a note mentioning explosives was discovered. I believe it's flight 4122 which FlightAware lists as a Dash-8.

More to come...


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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:41 am

Umm...US Express doesn't fly Dash 8's from CHS to PWM. Piedmont has a flight 4122 from LGA to PWM that is a Dash 8. Could it have been that flight?

How typical that the news gets the information wrong.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:33 am

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 1):
How typical that the news gets the information wrong.

Yes - I checked on FlightAware and noted the same thing. Perhaps the flight originated in Charleston and somehow continues onto Portland. I was just regurgitating what the news had reported.

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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:39 am

We don't fly into CHS at all.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:45 am

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 3):
We don't fly into CHS at all.

This is off of Flytecomm (flights arriving at CHS):

Charlotte, NC USAir Express 4598 08:45 AM

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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:46 am

I'll be darned. Might be a Saturday thing. The only time I've ever landed there was during a diversion. I'm just as happy if it's a daily though!
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:51 am

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 5):
I'll be darned. Might be a Saturday thing. The only time I've ever landed there was during a diversion. I'm just as happy if it's a daily though!

Yeah, FlightAware seems to confirm that. The only other CLT-CHS flight (at first glance) was on the 17th of Dec.


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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:18 am

I'm confused. You mention multiple flights...

First this one...

Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
flight 4122 which FlightAware lists as a Dash-8.

Then this one.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 4):
Charlotte, NC USAir Express 4598 08:45 AM

Which is it?

Do you have a link to a news article?
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:03 am

It's the first one. The other flight mentioned was showing me that we are flying out of CHS again.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:22 am

That explains it. I was a bit confused when different flight numbers where mentioned.

I haven't seen anything in the news about the threat.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:30 am

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 1):
How typical that the news gets the information wrong.



Quoting 777fan (Reply 2):
Yes - I checked on FlightAware and noted the same thing.

I was actually flipping through the channels and caught Fox News by chance when I heard this. As much as I hate Fox News...Fox News never identified the type of aircraft.
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:31 pm

It was one of ours apparently. It was US Airways Express 3068 LGA-PWM returned to the gate in PWM after the Captain was handed a note of some sort. It was a through flight that originated in CHS, thus the confusion.
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:37 pm

Taxiing in at LGA today (12/24) there was a a USairways painted EMB 145 surrounded by police...FWIW.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:44 pm

Just coming across on FoxNews:


FOXNews, eh....... Don't believe everything they say on that network. Just sayin'.....
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:35 pm

Quoting VarigB707 (Reply 13):
Just coming across on FoxNews:


FOXNews, eh....... Don't believe everything they say on that network. Just sayin'.....

I think part of the reporting problem stems from their desire to be the first to report something. In their rush to do so, they seem to overlook the factchecking process.

I was glued to the TV for football-related purposes and don't even know what the final outcome was. Subsequent efforts to find any news about the story have proven to be fruitless!!!

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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:15 am

Hello all! (this is my first post on A.Net!)

I just came across this local news story in the Portland Press Herald that sheds a little more light on the topic. Apparently the flight wasn't a Dash 8 after all, but an Embraer 145. The flight was Chautauqua 3068 running CHS-LGA-PWM.

Here's a quick excerpt from the article:

Tammy Budek's plane was headed to the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Sunday afternoon when a man seated nearby passed her a note that brought her to tears.
"He said he had AIDS, and the shedding of his blood and all our blood would cure all sickness," Budek said. She said the note suggested "he was Jesus and it was time for everybody to die."

The rest can be found at http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/local/061225flight.html

Hope that helps!
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:19 am

Scary stuff, I'll be on that flight this week.
 
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting Kubus (Reply 16):
Scary stuff,

You got that right. I guess you never know who you could be sitting next to.

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 15):
I just came across this local news story in the Portland Press Herald that sheds a little more light on the topic. Apparently the flight wasn't a Dash 8 after all, but an Embraer 145. The flight was Chautauqua 3068 running CHS-LGA-PWM.

Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting. What to go Fox!!

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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:38 am

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 17):
Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting.

Why am I not surprised?
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RE: 12/24: US4122 Emer Landing @ LGA After Bomb Threat

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 18):
Quoting BatonOps (Reply 17):
Fox News was just a little off on their initial reporting.

Why am I not surprised?

I dunno...why aren't you? At least give them credit for reporting it - practically every other news outlet failed to pick it up.


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