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28th Mar 2002, 23:18
Fox news is reporting that DL 2533 BOS-MCO was aborted near the takeoff roll for "threats" by a passenger.

28th Mar 2002, 23:39
More from MSNBC:. .. .Passenger arrested for making threat . . . .Plane returned to Logan Airport; man was arrested . . . .BREAKING NEWS.. . . .March 28 — A passenger on a Boston-to-Orlando flight was arrested Thursday after allegedly saying “if you don’t let me off this flight, lives are going to be lost.” . . . . Passengers and luggage were removed from the plane and the man was arrested. . .. . DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 253 was carrying 118 passengers as it prepared to take off from Boston’s Logan Airport Thursday morning.. . While the plane was on the runway, the man allegedly got into an argument with crew members and is reported to have made the threat.. . The plane returned to Logan, where it was isolated from other aircraft.. . . . <small>[ 28 March 2002, 19:50: Message edited by: Airbubba ]</small>

29th Mar 2002, 01:17
If this is the guy I think he is, he's no stranger to controversy. There is a Richard Lambertsen who is a marine biologist specializing in whale studies. He was fired by University of Florida years ago after Greenpeace questioned the political correctness of his research.. .. ._________________________________________________. .. .Passenger arrested after making threat in Boston, officials say. .Delta jet evacuated, swept for bombs. .. .March 28, 2002 Posted: 3:44 PM EST (2044 GMT). .. . . .BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- A man was arrested Thursday after he told a flight attendant on a Delta Air Lines plane preparing to take off from Boston's Logan International Airport that he had "top secret" information and that "people could be killed," officials said. . .. .The incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. EST after the jet had been pulled back from Gate 34, where boarding had just been completed. The plane was to fly to Orlando, Florida. . .. .The 118 passengers aboard Delta Express Flight 2533 were taken off the plane, said Phil Orlandella, Logan's director of media relations. . .. .The man, identified by a government source as Richard Lambertsen of Florida, repeated his words to officials questioning him, and he was charged with interfering with a flight crew, officials said. . .. .The Boeing 737 was moved to a remote runway where it and passengers' luggage were searched for possible explosives. None were found, Orlandella said. . .. ."They're bringing them back to the plane as we speak," he said. . .. .A government source said the incident does not appear to be related to terrorism. . .. .Both of the hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11 took off from Logan.

29th Mar 2002, 06:35
Harpoon the SOB! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="mad.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 06:41
and damn the torpedoes.

29th Mar 2002, 08:04
Looks like the "A Beautiful Mind" defense.... .. ._________________________________________________. .. .From an AP news update:. .. .Richard Lambertsen, 49, a marine biologist from Cocoa, Fla., was charged with interference with a flight crew, authorities said.. .. ."He made inappropriate remarks that alarmed the captain of the plane,'' said Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan airport. "It was not a bomb threat ... He did not have a weapon.''. .. .Attorney Pamela Morris said her client has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. She said Lambertsen believed something was wrong with the plane, after hearing the captain talking about a light on one of the gauges.. .. ."He said 'Look, this is serious, some people could die' -- meaning if the plane went down people would die,'' the lawyer said. "He was fearful something was wrong with the plane and wanted to get off.''

29th Mar 2002, 11:43
Sounds more like the typical over-the-top reaction of today's paranoid American authorities and flight crews! This mighty country was always close to the edge. It's now toppling over! My personal opinion of course <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 13:04
Avman,. .. .Would you not be slightly para' if the stupid Arab flew some stonking great aeroplane through one of the tall buildings in your neighbourhood?????. .AND there was a chance that he might do it again???????

29th Mar 2002, 13:25
Avman. .. .Suggest you duck.....

29th Mar 2002, 17:15
Mentaleena , America needs people like you <img border="0" title="" alt="" src="biggrin.gif" /> . You and many (but not all I hasten to add) Americans are incapable of sensible reasoning, which is why aviation in the USA is in the state of chaos that it's presently in. By the way, where did it say that this gentleman was an Arab?. .. . [b]Leviathan : <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> already did so - I was expecting incoming! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 18:36
Another Suggestion for you. .. .Log Off

30th Mar 2002, 00:24
<img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> Certainly not Leviathan. This is a forum. I'm entitled to express my opinions and you're entitled to disagree and express yours. But, lets keep it friendly eh.

30th Mar 2002, 12:59
Avman,. .. .I knew you're gonna misunderstand.. .. .You wrote:. .. ."Sounds more like the typical over-the-top reaction of today's paranoid American authorities and flight crews!". .. .My response was to the above sentence, not connected to this gentlemen!!!!. .. .Now read again and THINK about it!!!!

30th Mar 2002, 13:22
just remember avman...most of us would have been happy to let it become one big germany 50+ years ago...folks like you just re-inforce that opinion