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sibille
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Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:18 am

Breaking news on Belgian radio right now (8:17 AM, Belgian Time). Two explosions at BRU airport in passengers terminal. Some wounded and terminal evacuated. Waiting for som more informations.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:23 am

Media reporting it happened at an AA desk
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:26 am

This is horrible! Smoke rising from the terminal.

http://www.thejournal.ie/brussels-explosion-2673366-Mar2016/
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:26 am

On pictures floating around on Twitter you can see a damaged departing level, no more reliable news yet. Belgian newspaper "Het Nieuwsblad" mentions 2 bombs exploded but no confirmation yet.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:26 am

BBC reporting that there is "smoke rising from the passenger terminal".

Edited to add:



Claims double explosion, at least 10 injured.

[Edited 2016-03-22 00:29:16]
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:27 am

doesn't look or sound good. Hopefully no one too badly hurt.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:31 am

Many aircraft are diverting to Ostend.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:32 am

Wow this is scary... Hope no one died...
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:33 am

Airport closed and rail traffic interrupted.

A witness on Belgian radio reports two explosions near the "US departure hall." Probably meant check-in or sales desk as there is no departure hall dedicated to US flights.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:33 am

First aircraft are now diverting to Maastricht.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:37 am

According to radio / fire dept, heavily injured and deaths are reported. Pics of departure hall don't promise much good with many of windows shattered
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:37 am

SN now also diverting to Lille, Charleroi, Antwerp and Liege.

[Edited 2016-03-22 00:38:44]

[Edited 2016-03-22 00:40:08]

[Edited 2016-03-22 00:44:39]
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:39 am

Terrible news. This is going to be a mess. Hope the damage to life, limb and property is minimal.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:42 am

Provincial disaster plan is activated, dozens of injured, possible deaths.

According to unofficial reports (fire & government) it seems to be an attack.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:43 am

Delta 42 - B763 from JFK to BRU diverting to AMS.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:43 am

Flights diverting to all area airports, such as OST, LGG, LIL, MST, etc... Delta going to AMS.

Early reports say the smoke rising from the airport was a cloud of dust, not due to a fire. Several ceiling tiles fell. No confirmed casualties so far.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am

Pictures in this article, they keep adding some, keep refreshing from time to time:

http://lalibre.be/actu/belgique/plus...orts-live-56f0f13935702a22d59cd0b1
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am

Wow shocking.

According to Le Soir, there are 11 dead.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am

Early, unofficial reports mention between 1 and 11 casualties.

[Edited 2016-03-22 00:48:00]
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:47 am

Belgian news network LaLibre just mentioned in their newsfeed that their were 'bodies ripped into pieces and blood everywhere'
Such a sad day
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:50 am

Fox News Channel now carrying SkyNews report.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:50 am

According to the fire services, additional bombs are found and mandatory evacuation of all Brussels Airport premises have been ordered.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:55 am

According to the fire services:

At this moment:

- 11 dead
- 25 injured
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:57 am

French radio reports two explosions: one inside terminal and one on tarmac.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:05 am

LX and LO diverted to DUS
JP from TIA to CDG
DL and AY to AMS
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:05 am

Quoting aw70 (Reply 24):

As always, this will of course have nothing whatsoever to do with any particular religion.

No, this is probably Daesh/ISIS, and even if they claim to be muslim, their ideology has nothing to do with islam.

Please stay on topic.

/Fredrik

[Edited 2016-03-22 01:06:49]
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:11 am

Quoting FredrikHAD (Reply 26):
their ideology has nothing to do with islam.

This is VERY debatable, and if you want people to stay on topic, you should probably avoid throwing things like that into the fire.

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RT reporting 11 casualties an unknown number of wounded. A lot of reports still stating the cause of the explosions as "unknown" ... odd.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:12 am

Terrorlevel 4 has been activated for the whole country. Additional security on all Belgian airports
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:12 am

What happens to passengers in transit in the airport? Transit passengers in non-schengen part of the airport with no visas will be given entry permission?
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:13 am

Quoting ro1960 (Reply 23):
French radio reports two explosions: one inside terminal and one on tarmac.

Two explosions in the terminal. Nothing on the tarmac (now confirmed by Belgian TV).
Security level on entire Belgium rise to 4 right now (4 is maximum level)
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:13 am

Word was that Abdeslam was planning another attack when he was captured, I wonder if this was it.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:13 am

Reuters is reporting that there were shots fired by someone shouting in the terminal. This sounds like it was also an active shooter as well as a possible suicide bomber.
http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN0WO0L9?irpc=932

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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:17 am

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 27):
A lot of reports still stating the cause of the explosions as "unknown" ... odd.

investigation is into suicide bombers, etc. etc.
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:18 am

EI from DUB, OU from ZAG and RO from OTP diverting to AMS
Kind regards, Florens
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am

https://twitter.com/BartVerhulst76/status/712179192255930368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 31):
Word was that Abdeslam was planning another attack when he was captured, I wonder if this was it.

Also heard on the radio that Belgian authorities were fearing such retaliation following last week's arrest.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:20 am

Quoting hyd09l27r (Reply 29):
What happens to passengers in transit in the airport? Transit passengers in non-schengen part of the airport with no visas will be given entry permission?

It's an evacuation, they wont have people waiting in line at the visa office during that..

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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:21 am

It seems the subway is also under attack.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:21 am

There are reports of an additional attack in the metro in Brussels.


Also the Brussels central station is being evacuated
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am

Quoting florens (Reply 37):
EI from DUB, OU from ZAG and RO from OTP diverting to AMS

I've been told a SN flight diverted back to GVA.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am

BREAKING: Explosion in the Brussels subway in the station near government and EU offices.

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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:23 am

Seems there is something in the metro now (Brussels also). Waiting for some more news.
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 am

The BBC is reporting an explosion at a Brussels metro station close to EU institutions.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 am

another blast in downtown Brussels
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 am

What happens to the flights that were currently taxiing to the gate or for take-off?

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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 am

There are some impressive pictures of the damage uploaded on facebook by a user.

I can't help think that the fact that they stopped Abdeslam and reports that he may be talking, has provoked this attack, or perhaps expedited it.
 
 
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:25 am

Well it's been months since I've posted in the Civ Av forum.

Belgian buddies on FB posting a lot of confused reports that this was at the AA desk in the terminal.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-rises-from-terminal-building.html

Apparently a third bomb was found on the runway. No details on that yet.
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:26 am

Yeh, GVA airport website shows a new flight SN2712A, which is scheduled after SN2712 returned.

[Edited 2016-03-22 01:27:50]

[Edited 2016-03-22 01:28:09]
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RE: Two Explosions At BRU

Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:27 am

BBC News reporting 2 separate explosions and reports of eyewitnesses of gun fire and yelling in Arabic at the times of the blasts. The blasts took place in the international departures area. CNN has video of the check-in counters and kiosks blown to bits. Horrifying.

CNN is also reporting from the local Belgian news that explosions have taken place in downtown Brussels at a metro transit station. Belgium at maximum security alert.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-35869266
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