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Terror incident at Glasgow Airport

Old 30th Jun 2007, 15:43
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Terror incident at Glasgow Airport

The airport terminal is currently a bit smokey. Apparently a car has crashed into it? Anyone know any more? All i can see is cloud and smell burnt rubber
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 15:57
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Incident at Glasgow?

BBC reporting that a car has been driven into the terminal at Glasgow airport. No further details at present
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 15:58
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To add to the above, apparantly the occupants of the car were seen fighting with the Police, and also the car was apparantly on fire when it was being driven at the main doors
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:12
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4x4 with gas bottles inside? Airport closed
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:24
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The picture below is from the BBC News website, fire looks quite nasty.

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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:41
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Link here:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:46
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Whitehall saying that it's not a terror attack, and they're leaving it to the local plod to sort out...

(but why weren't they stopped by confiscating their shampoo?)

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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:50
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STRATHCLYDE POLICE

INCIDENT AT GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At 1515 hours this afternoon, Saturday 30 June 2007, a car was driven into the front of Terminal One at Glasgow International Airport.

Police and Fire Service were immediately summoned and four people arrested and detained meantime.

It is unclear if any person has been injured.

Local roads have been closed and police are advising members of the public not to travel to the airport. Incoming and outgoing flights have been suspended until further notice and the airport has been closed.

Strathclyde Police would like to reassure the public that it is unknown at present if this is connected with the incidents in London as enquiries are at an early stage. However, we would ask the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:52
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Know what you mean RT, but the Police and Whitehall have indeed been quoted by BBC as associated with some odd comments ... two vehicles collided? ... purely a criminal matter not a risk to national security ... weird


As for security at front, I guess all main airports have by now moved the thoroughfare of private vehicles away from the terminal buildings but in this case the 4x4 crossed the raised central reservation to ram the doors (per taxi driver Mr Crosby and his friend Mr Barnes on BBC). Will just have to raise the kerbs up to tank trap dimensions I guess.

PS Mr Crosby said he was in absolutely no doubt it was a terrorist incident and that is why he called the BBC.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:07
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Agreed they have made some odd, and contridicory statements. From experience I'm afraid, it happens. The reason being some witnesses say one thing, others say another. The information is usually gleemed at first, by the force press dept from the computer logs used for by the comunications rooms, which isn't always clear in the early stages of an incident.

The officers on scene have a higher priority than the press in the first few hours. It's never a suprise that the intial information reported by the press, is therefore not the case.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:08
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Did you just hear that passenger stuck in a plane on the taxiway at Glasgow talking to BeeB? He says they've been told they can expect to be stuck there until maybe 2100! I do hope not for their sakes!
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:13
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I think a small step is needed rather than a jump...............When somebody tries deliberately to drive a vehicle through an airport terminal entrance they have almost certainly one intention, and one only - injury, death and destruction. Now, bearing in mind the current climate and the two car incidents in London, well, IMHO it's rather obvious that this isn't just some random incident involving an escped lune!!
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:17
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I can't understand why they're making the pax already boarded stew "until 9pm" when they'll bus them out - why not let the a/c depart? Is there a credible threat to the tower or airside in general? Or is it some emergency plan that's being followed regardless of the actual circumstances?
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:21
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Great now we won't be able to get dropped off within a mile of the the terminal. One stupid idiot does something like this and it screws the thousands of people that work at the airport. At least no-one was injured.

The big question is whether he was wearing his shoes!
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:23
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I can't understand why they're making the pax already boarded stew "until 9pm" when they'll bus them out - why not let the a/c depart? Is there a credible threat to the tower or airside in general? Or is it some emergency plan that's being followed regardless of the actual circumstances?
Probably landed, sitting on taxiway. If airport have been evacuated, then the will be no staff to meet the a/c and pax on stand...pretty straight forward really.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:26
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If anyone knows glasgow airport well this is a massive own goal.

If you got back a year or so this whole area around the terminal building was drop off / pick up. For "security reasons" this are was turning into a bit of a DMZ, with only limited taxi access. Therefore giving todays idiot a chance to do what he did.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:26
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slf,
the glasgow airport is closed as per notam, because the rescue fire has dropped to level 4, because most fire vehicles are obviously attending the pax teminal incident & are therefore not avail for a quick intervention on the rwy in case of. for info, normal fire level for a b737 & similar = level 7.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:40
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Warkman said at 16:46

Are you all ready for the next round of overv the top security measures following this?

What's the betting that next will be "no picking up or dropping off at the terminals" ?
17:35 Local radio reporting that Bristol Airport has closed the access road to the terminal so no picking up or dropping off....
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:45
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As for whats going on the rumours are 4 guys arrested, all alive, 2 at the RAH. Airport closed until 2100. Major incident trucks set up in the taxi rank outside the Loganair hangar. Several ambulances and tent errected there as well. All access to airport closed. We've been told we can't leave in our cars. Staff and passengers were all stuck outside at assembly areas but some have been moved to areas such as the easyjet lounge.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:48
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BBC reporting that the locals wrestled both suspects to the ground before the Police arrived.
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