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Man runs on runway at LHR

Old 13th Mar 2008, 17:59
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Sad, bad memories..

If this moron had been at BHX a few years ago (as I was) when a misguided fool was sucked through a BAC1-11 engine on 15/33......he may just have had second thoughts cheers bm
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:11
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The man in question was aprehended within 4 minutes by the police!!

He did go under an aircraft on the runway after jumping the fence though.
I would have thought totally insane he must have been.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:14
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Lucky for all us airport workers from 2009 this will not be able to happen again, because we shall all have our national identity cards which will ensure this never happens again. We should count our blessings that we have government that knows what is best for us.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:18
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What's needed is an airport fence tax. That would fix it.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:22
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Probably a pilot, late for his report, and realised the only way to get to the aircraft on time , and avoid all the [email protected] we crew are subjected to in Planet UK ,was to go direct to his airframe.
An Airport can never be, or even come close to being, a secure area, particularly one on the scale of LHR.
As we all know, all the rest is just face-saving and window-dressing.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:23
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like it rogervisual, like it!
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:26
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Sure he will probably get off, be put up in the hilton and given an outward bounds weekend to rehabilitate him but then he will be prosecuted for not wearing a Hi Vis jacket.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:29
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...... and dont forget the prosecution for not wearing safety shoes!
That charge will mean he will get a full massage while on holiday in rehab!!
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 18:51
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actually good point about the high vis jacket, how the hey did they know he was there even without a high vis ?
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 19:14
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LHR Perimeter Fence

Anansis asked about the perimeter fence at LHR. When I was a contractor I did several jobs next to the fence and can confirm that it is standard seven foot chainlink with a standard barbed wire topping. An ordinary pair of wirecutters would get you through in seconds. It is however, enough to keep out drunks and unprepared idiots. I don't think any fence by itself is enough to exclude the determined. Put in a higher fence and the malefactor buys a longer ladder. Replace the wire with steel angle and the malefactor buys a hacksaw, or digs underneath it. The existing fence does the job it iis meant to do and no upgrade would much improve security.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 19:21
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Might I suggest an electrified fence would do the trick?

Bit of extra carbon wouldn't affect Global warming much. Give something for the birds to peck at........
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 19:21
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Norman Shanks, a former head of security at airports operator BAA, said it was not the first time a person had climbed over airport fencing.
Norman Shanks? Blimey! I remember him when he was a 2-ringer 'L' grade in Terminal 3 back in the black uniform days (well before the 'Brown Army'.)

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Old 13th Mar 2008, 20:14
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Tis very true, if someone mined and wants to get in - they will find a way!!

Where is the deterent for mind-less morons like this person. Like said before he will probably be put in the Hilton, have a slap on the wrist and be on his way.

In my opinion the only deterent would be for this arse to have been shot (maybe with placcy bullets or something), make an example of him! I dont think hed be doing it again in a hurry!

When will this country stop being such a soft touch - and this isnt over-hyping everything - and get tough with security issues, and make a stand to everyone else that this country and its assets will be protected.

I have no problems with protesters or people wanting to make a point, but breaching security, no matter how lothargic it is, deserves a severe penalty.

Dont know the ins and outs on this idiot, but I think a long stretch in a Mental home might deter others.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 20:19
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from the BA staff site;

Man arrested at Heathrow

A man has been arrested after he scaled the perimeter fence at Heathrow airport and ran into the path of an aircraft.

The incident happened just after 2 pm on Heathrow's north runway after the man, carrying a bag, scaled the fence surrounding the airport.

A BA member of staff contacted BA security, who in turn called the police. They apprehended the man at 2.17 pm.

The runway has been closed by the airport authority and will remain closed for two hours while the bomb squad inspect the bag.

BA, which was not directly involved in the incident, is experiencing initial 60-minute delays and 40-minute stacking delays and has cancelled the following flights:

* BA322/7 Heathrow to Paris and return
* BA404/1 Heathrow to Brussels and return
* BA442/3 Heathrow to Amsterdam and return
* BA1458/65 Heathrow to Edinburgh and return
* BA914/5 Heathrow to Frankfurt and return

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: A man was arrested and is currently in custody. A bag has been recovered.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 20:33
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He wasn't shot when the incursion happened, but surely it's not too late to shoot the pillock now???
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 20:41
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"A bag has been recovered"

Wasn't mine by any chance? Been waiting ages

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Old 13th Mar 2008, 21:00
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A 2 hour runway closure while they inspect his bag??? Why???
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 21:17
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You can't just offer to shoot the poor fellow.....he has human rights don't you know? I think a short holiday on Rendition Airways would rectify his errant ways and he could once more return to society as a useful citizen; maybe he could become a consultant for perimeter security or just be a pilot/journalist.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 21:32
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News reports say he was of Asian or Arab appearance and had removed his shoes. The rucksack probably contained his prayer mat and he was using the approach for 27R to ensure he would be facing East.

Can't blame the guy for being smart. He was probably heading for the centerline to make sure he was exactly east (+/- 5 degrees)
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 21:44
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just stick big sines on the fence every 50 mtrs. 'Anyone entering this area illegally, tampering with aircraft or endangering air traffic is liable to be shot', simple.



I'd rather take my chances with a police chasing lone fool than having bullets whizzing past. The fool MAY do damage. The bullets WILL do damage.

I'm not sure what sines on the fence every 50 meters would do either. Better still, instead of using multiple sines, why not just use 1 sine along the entire fence?

Sine courtesy of http://www.math.unh.edu/mac/calc/sine_whole.gif
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