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Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:57 pm

BREAKING NEWS on BBC - "Car on fire driven into terminal"

ATC has adviced airport is closed - no flights being accepted

UPDATE:
A car on fire, tried to drive through the entrance to the main terminal. The occupants then began fighting with police and emergency services

[Edited 2007-06-30 16:59:45]
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:05 am

Just seen this on the news.
Also,IBZ has a separate threat by ETA,the spanish basque terrorists.
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:15 am

We now have a BBC link.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm

Just saw some video footage from a mobile on Sky News
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:16 am

I wonder if this is linked in any way to the failed attacks in London. Timed to coincide with the change of prime-minister. Scary stuff...
 
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Heres the link to the website

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1273090,00.html




They are interviewing a witness o the phone now at the scene...

Stating it is was a Jeep Cherokee that was a fire, when driven through the terminal. One of the people in the car was on fire and they all put up a fight when tried to be restrained by police and security staff.

The witness also stated that both people in the car were of Asian/Muslim decent, and after they got out of the car were try to reach to the boot of the car. He is thinking they were trying to detinate a bomb in the car that failed to go off.

I am hoping this was not an attempted suicide bomb!

The airport is now closed to all incoming and outgoing flights.

[Edited 2007-06-30 17:24:40]
 
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two "asian looking" men in the jeep. They were takled to the ground by onlookers, one man reported to be on fire when fleeing the car

Car "exploded" shortly afterwards
 
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It is clearly ment as you cant get near terminal building as there are barriers to stop non taxi's getting near the building dam this is sicking on your door step.
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:20 am

Sky News live with Aviation Security editor of Jane’s Airport Review and other eye witnesses:

Sky.com/News

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the guy the BBC were talking to believes there were explosives in the car. When asked why though he handed the phone back.

Reports one of the men tried to open the boot, but was takled to the ground

Photo from Sky:


[Edited 2007-06-30 17:23:19]
 
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it looked quite a big explosion buy a picture just on the news!
 
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BREAKING "Man in car seen taking gas cylinder from car"!
 
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I hope they put the building fire out,before tending to one of the occupants!  Angry
 
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Quite a weekend so far. What next?

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
two "asian looking" men in the jeep. They were takled to the ground by onlookers, one man reported to be on fire when fleeing the car

We should finish the bastards off with matches.
 
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Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 12):
Quite a weekend so far. What next?

Scottish schools broke up for the summer holidays yesterday, so the airport is expected to be extremely busy this weekend. Looks like they deliberately targeted this weekend
 
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 Sad


Filler. Filler. More filler.
 
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Well.... this could be the ugly head of terrorism rearing it's head on the world once again. Let's wait and see what the investigation comes up with. It will be interesting to see if this incident has any kind of link to the recent but foiled attempts of terrorism in London.

The more power to the British and Scottish Law Enforcement for their diligent response. Luckily no loss of lives.
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The guy who just phoned bbc said it was defo an attack!
 
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"Two men, one of whom was reported to be badly burned, were seen being led away in handcuffs."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm

glad to see they got one of the madmen before he could do anything else
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Quoting Scalebuilder (Reply 15):
It will be interesting to see if this incident has any kind of link to the recent but foiled attempts of terrorism in London.

MSNBC is reporting the two cars involved in the failed bombings in London were stolen in Scotland, but the only connection is speculative.
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lets hope they let him sufer way those burns!
 
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Quoting Bmi330 (Reply 19):
lets hope they let him sufer way those burns!

Amen to that.

Hope no one (else) was hurt.   

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[Edited 2007-06-30 17:53:59]
 
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4 people have been arrested by police
 
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Police are suggesting that it is not a terrorist attack but a localised criminal event but eyewitnesses say it looked more substantial than that, one of the vehicles occupants was on fire and still put up a struggle after being extinguished by the police... will be interestring to see the outcome. Four people have been arrested.
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Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 8):
the men tried to open the boot

What is a "boot" (besides certain kind of shoe)?
 
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Hopefully, no one was hurt.

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 12):
Quite a weekend so far. What next?

Indeed, I have seen better weekends, and I actually don't really want to know what comes next, but I wouldn't be surprised if we will be hearing from a second burning car someplace else.
Let's hope not.  crossfingers 
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Complete nutjobs! Chop their hands off!
 
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Boot- also known as the "trunk"
 
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Quoting FFlyer (Reply 23):
What is a "boot" (besides certain kind of shoe)?

It is our name for the Trunk
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Quoting FFlyer (Reply 23):
What is a "boot" (besides certain kind of shoe)?

Trunk  

Stu

[Edited 2007-06-30 17:55:40]
 
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Quoting Bmi330 (Reply 19):
lets hope they let him sufer way those burns!

No, lets hope they treat him promptly and properly and not withhold any required treatment from him - we are so much better than they are, and by treating people, especially those that would harm us, properly we can show them that we live up to the standards we set ourselves.

This is all because of the prime ministerial change, hopefully it will settle down in the coming weeks without any deaths, and also hopefully PM Brown wont play to these people and carry out something kneejerk in response.
 
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Quoting FFlyer (Reply 23):
What is a "boot" (besides certain kind of shoe)?



edit: removed redundant response to question. May the bastards burn in the infernal regions.....

[Edited 2007-06-30 17:58:13]
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On BBC eye-witness has claimed one of the Cherokee occupants 'flamed the car'.
 
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Quoting Bmi330 (Reply 19):
lets hope they let him sufer way those burns!

Not too humane a comment. The British are by and large fairly humane in their attitude to others. Unlike people who would maim and kill others on account of their political or religious views.
 
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Quoting Moo (Reply 29):

No, lets hope they treat him promptly and properly and not withhold any required treatment from him - we are so much better than they are, and by treating people, especially those that would harm us, properly we can show them that we live up to the standards we set ourselves.

yes, but that does not reach their twisted minds. Of course he will be properly treated,but don't expect that he will thank the doctors for that. Rather in contrary, likely the guy wished to be a martyr.

This is all very sickening and I hope that this will nt continue. The least we need is road blocks like at Ben Gurion,
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 18):
MSNBC is reporting the two cars involved in the failed bombings in London were stolen in Scotland, but the only connection is speculative.

Umm ... my first reaction: Scotland is an awfully big place, and this is probably coincidental.

My second reaction: On the other hand, that's a lot of coincidences.

Quoting FFlyer (Reply 23):
What is a "boot" (besides certain kind of shoe)?

It's English for "trunk."
 
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Quoting Art (Reply 32):
religious views.

I wouldn´t insult religions by accepting that this kind of human scum has "religous views". They are just buckets full of hate and wrap Islam around it to justify their misdoings.
 
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Quoting Art (Reply 32):
Unlike people who would maim and kill others on account of their political or religious views.

Save those comments for another forum.

On an aviation note, what airlines are located in the terminal area that was hit? Kudos to those that intervened.


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Quoting 777fan (Reply 37):
On an aviation note, what airlines are located in the terminal area that was hit? Kudos to those that intervened.

Every airline except TCX, MYT and EZY use the main terminal for check-in.

I was the other side of the runway when this happened to photograph the departing VS 744. I noticed the smoke from the terminal direction but thought nothing of it and went home.

Hopefully there are no innocent people injured too badly.

Atleast attacks like these show that terrorists are finding it increasingly difficult to use aircraft to create terror.

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Quoting 777fan (Reply 37):
On an aviation note, what airlines are located in the terminal area that was hit? Kudos to those that intervened.

Everything... although EK, VS, CO and US all left prior to this.... you've got GSM, BA, Zoom, VS and FCA ticket desks all around tho I do believe... the check-in area would have been packed...

Any idea when flights will be allowed in and out again?

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Quoting 777fan (Reply 37):
what airlines are located in the terminal area that was hit? Kudos to those that intervened.

Most major UK charter and scheduled airlines.
 
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No offence guys but this happend about 6 millies from my front door and could have hurt or killed people I know and its been planned for the start of the school holiday getaway so I reallly hope these guys suffer as much as possible!
 
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Very reliable sounding caller on news 24 saying man in Jeep poured petrol over himself etc. Deffo deliberate attempt. I hope they get their cummupance. Community service anyone....?
 
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Quoting NA (Reply 36):
Quoting Art (Reply 32):
religious views.

I wouldn´t insult religions by accepting that this kind of human scum has "religous views". They are just buckets full of hate and wrap Islam around it to justify their misdoings.

This is very true. As has been said many times before, this a very small minority of muslims. I just wish this minoroty would get into there thick heads that the people of the UK (or US, Spain or anywhere else where they have struck) will not be detered by there pathetic attempts to cause disruption / death.

My upmost respect goes out to the UK police and security services who have delt with the past few days troubles.

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Quoting PanHAM (Reply 33):

yes, but that does not reach their twisted minds. Of course he will be properly treated,but don't expect that he will thank the doctors for that. Rather in contrary, likely the guy wished to be a martyr.

My point was not to make *him* thankful, but to give whomever takes his place in a week, a month, a year, 5 years or whatever something to think about, something that goes against their propaganda about us.

There are two ways so combat this - we are currently doing the overt method because it looks good for political careers and the passive method is a lot harder.
 
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Read on the BBC: "A Whitehall spokesman said the incident was not being treated as a national security threat."
One day after the discovery of car bombs in London - talk about British understatement! I love the way Brits stay cool under fire!

[Edited 2007-06-30 18:36:33]
 
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Were not one (both?) of the vehicles involved in the thwarted London incident stolen in Scotland? A terrorist cell there perhaps, responsible for both the London and GLA incidents?

Glad there don't appear to be any fatalities or serious injuries...
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Silly amateurish copycat event is the most likely
 
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Just an update... BAA is saying that all flights out are SCHEDULED to go... not sure if they will, with all inbound flights being Delayed... me thinks they'll be diverting to EDI or PIK soonish.

However, the only departing flight to be indefinatly cancelled is PK780 to Lahore and Karachi... is there a link between this and the incident.

Oh, and there are now investigations on going as to whether this is linked to yesterday's events in London....

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Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 47):
However, the only departing flight to be indefinatly cancelled is PK780 to Lahore and Karachi... is there a link between this and the incident.

the inbound flight was scheduled to arrive before the attacks happened, and it was cancelled, so NO link
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:38 am

Thank goodness these terrorists are a few french fries short of a Happy Meal. I woulda sent 'em back into their burning Jeep until it exploded before sticking a fork in them to make sure they were done.