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#600235 - 08/16/06 02:57 PM I wonder what this is about...
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MSNBC Breaking News: United Airlines flight to D.C. diverted due to confrontation
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#600236 - 08/16/06 03:03 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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FOX is reporting 3 passengers had a confrontation with the flight crew...nothing else yet.
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#600237 - 08/16/06 03:12 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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#600238 - 08/16/06 03:12 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Disturbance Diverts London-D.C. Flight

BOSTON (AP) -- Fighter jets escorted a diverted London-to-Washington, D.C., flight to Boston's Logan airport Wednesday after a distraught passenger pulled out a screw driver, matches, Vaseline and a note referencing al-Qaida, an airport spokesman said.

United Flight 923 landed safely, Logan airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said.

The flight, with 182 passengers and 12 crew members landed safely, UAL Corp. spokesman Brandon Borrman said. Borrman said a female passenger was spotted engaging in some "suspicious" activity, but he could not immediately say what the activity was.

State Police and federal agencies took control of the plane after it landed.

Passengers were seen coming off the plane on the tarmac and being loaded onto a bus. Orlandella said their carry-on luggage was being checked. The flight was from London's Heathrow Airport to Dulles.

Last week, British authorities said they foiled a terror plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights from London to the United States.
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#600239 - 08/16/06 03:38 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
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The flight was escorted to Boston by two fighter jets.





Like they could do anything if something happened? I can hear it now..."This is Air Force Pilot Jones to UA Flight 923...we understand you have a tube of vaseline and a screwdriver. Either put those down or we will blow you out of the sky, killing everyone on board..."

Yes, very effective.
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#600240 - 08/16/06 03:39 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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vaseline? exactly what was the threat?

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#600241 - 08/16/06 03:42 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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You don't even want to know what the threat was...

-=ThePaul=-

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#600242 - 08/16/06 03:43 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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You don't even want to know what the threat was...

-=ThePaul=-




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#600243 - 08/16/06 03:44 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Oh great! I hope all this stuff settles down soon. Yesterday, MOML and I just booked flights for late September/early October to head south for a friend's wedding. I started looking at my purse, and need to remove the eye drops, the spray breath freshner, the hand sanitizer. As for my carry on, I might as well just check that through. Between the tweezers and shampoo, I will be strip searched for sure!
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#600244 - 08/16/06 03:44 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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A proctoscopic terrorist attack... ouch!

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#600245 - 08/16/06 03:50 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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maybe they confused the screwdriver with OJ and vodka
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#600246 - 08/16/06 03:52 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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I know the situation is not funny, but did anyone else think of that new Mastercard commercial with MacGyver?
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#600247 - 08/16/06 03:56 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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I know the situation is not funny, but did anyone else think of that new Mastercard commercial with MacGyver?



i went one further; i though of stephen baldwin from half baked

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#600248 - 08/16/06 03:58 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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I'm flying from Kansas City to FLorida this Sunday. I am NOT looking forward to it at all!!!
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#600249 - 08/16/06 04:17 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Just watched CNN. Passenger was 60 year old lady who was having a panic attack. She didn't have matches, vaseline, note, etc. as wass first reported. They have her in custody and are interrogating. Only 1 person involved.

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#600250 - 08/16/06 09:10 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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I'm flying from Kansas City to FLorida this Sunday. I am NOT looking forward to it at all!!!




Stop by and say hi, I live just south of the airport.
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#600251 - 08/16/06 09:21 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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I'll be coming through about 6 am Sunday morning and then back around 10 Wednesday night...are you sure?
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#600252 - 08/16/06 09:22 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Way, way south.
Where in FL?
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#600253 - 08/16/06 09:22 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Well, I'll pass on the 6 am thing but 10 at night is no problem.
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#600254 - 08/16/06 09:24 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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The only problem with me stopping by at 10 is I have a 3 hour drive home and have to be at work at 8 Thursday morning.
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#600255 - 08/16/06 09:26 PM Re: I wonder what this is about...
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Bummer. Well the invitation is there if you plans change.
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