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22nd Feb 2016, 19:35
If this incident is as is reported then you can chalk it up as another win for the terrorists.

No rhythm, just blues in plane bomb scare | Bangkok Post: news (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/871152/no-rhythm-just-blues-in-plane-bomb-scare)

22nd Feb 2016, 19:59
I'd sure like for it to be a false alarm if it was me.

And these wordplay misunderstandings certainly predate the 9-11 attacks, for example:

AP/ June 6, 2000, 11:12 AM

"Hi Jack!" I Was Just Saying Hello!

A simple greeting to a man named Jack caused emergency preparations at a suburban Detroit airport.

“There was a guy on the plane named Jack, and someone walked in and said, `Hi, Jack,”' police Lt. Rick Crigger said. “The mike just happened to be open and the tower heard it.”

Thinking someone was highjacking the corporate jet Monday, Oakland International Airport tower officials called the Waterford police. The airport is about 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

“We called in a whole additional shift,” Crigger told The Oakland Press. “We called in the Oakland County Sheriff's Department SWAT team.”

The FBI and other federal authorities also were called to prepare while tower officials called for the plane to return to the tower.

“The pilot got off the plane and we checked his identification to make sure he was who he said he was,” Police Chief John B. Dean said. “Then I boarded the plane to make sure everything was OK.”

The false alarm proved the emergency system worked, Dean said.

“I like false alarms like that,” Dean said. “They are good for training purposes. Nobody was hurt and they were just delayed a few minutes.”

Once it was over, they were also able to laugh about it.

“They'll probably pass a rule that no one named Jack can ever be hired in aviation again,” said Waterford Capt. Chuck Jehle.

As Wino said here in 2002:

And when you see your friend Jack at security, don't say "Hi Jack"
or you will go away in handcuffs.

Hello, Wassup, sup, que pasa are all acceptable however...



22nd Feb 2016, 21:13
One should also be careful when talking about a Bill of Materials.

22nd Feb 2016, 23:07
And in Oz, we often refer to the 'Bureau of Meteorology' as.....'BoM'


Capt Claret
23rd Feb 2016, 07:25
What about the United flight ex SYD some years ago, where a note was found in the dunny, referring to BOB.

Was it

Best On Board,


Bomb On Board!

23rd Feb 2016, 08:02
Or some workmates of mine that in a moment of less than stellar situational awareness got caught out at Sydney airport after pick transfer into our picking system failed, internally that transfer is called a "bomb". Que a bunch of guys in the terminal all getting on their phones and laptops at the same time and loudly discussing the "failed bomb" at Minchinbury and how to re-initialize it :ouch: