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7th Mar 2006, 16:49
Any idea what's going on in SWEDEN right now. Something about a robbery, a bomb...?

7th Mar 2006, 17:23
Plane raid 'an inside job'
Published: 7th March 2006 17:43 CET

The robbers who attacked an SAS plane at Gothenburg's Landvetter airport on Tuesday, making away with bags containing cash, must have had inside information. That is the view of the airport's security manager Dan Larsson.

"I judge it to be highly unlikely that they did not have [inside information]," he said.

The gang must have known that cash was being transported on that particular plane. They must also have known the procedures for handling transport of valuables and exactly where it would happen, he said.

Larsson drew parallels with a robbery at Stockholm's Arlanda airport in 2002.

"The robbers there also struck when the secure load was being transferred from the plane to the security vehicle," he said.

Security routines were tightened following that robbery, said Larsson, although would not reveal how. Airport perimeter gates have not been strengthened, however. This was clearly in evidence when the robbers were able to break through the gates at Landvetter with a car.

Larsson said that this revealed a conflict between different safety considerations.

"It must be possible for an emergency services vehicle to force open the gates in the event of an accident," he said.

7th Mar 2006, 17:26
Seems as it was a SAS plane inbound from London. Robbers crashed through an airport gate in a jeep and stole bags of money. Nails thrown on the ground to stop police cars pursuing them apparently. They left behind a suspicious package with antennas on it whichwas construed as a bomb, hence the local evacuation.

7th Mar 2006, 20:31

Masked gunmen robbed a "large sum" of cash from a plane on a runaway, police in Sweden said.
The gang made off with crates of foreign currency from the cargo hold of a Scandinavian Airlines jet, at Landvetter airport, near Gothenburg.

7th Mar 2006, 22:41
"crashed through an airport gate".

Now, forget the robbery aspect. See how easy it is (and this is at most airports) for a bunch of terrorists to get airside on a suicide mission. What a mockery it makes of the window dressing security [email protected] we have to endure in terminals as pax!

7th Mar 2006, 23:07
Very well stated. Yes security is mostly a JOKE at UK airports. I wanted to gain access to a part of a certain airport the other day to wash my car at the Motor Transport Depot. I had forgotten my ID card and was not wearing uniform of any sort, the elderly lady 'security guard' smiled and when I told her I was just popping in to wash my car she waved me through!
But to be honest if you only pay these people 'the minimum wage' , give them very basic training and they are completely unarmed how would you possibly stop the determined terrorist attack?

Conan The Barber
7th Mar 2006, 23:46
There are times when it would have been wise to keep silent. It is a shame some find it difficult to spot those moments.

8th Mar 2006, 00:19
Security through obscurity? Tends not to work.