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Old 29th Oct 2010, 15:36
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Yemeni Aircraft Bomb Plot Foiled

BBC News - Cargo planes grounded in US security scare

Several cargo planes have been grounded at separate US airports as authorities investigate suspicious packages, the Transportation Security Administration has said.

BBC news now saying 2 aircraft in UK also being looked at. One at EMA

Correction, EMA now just being the distribution centre not aircraft.

Edit: now all related to UPS. Statement from UPS confirming suspicious packages are being investigated.

Philadelphia, Newark and Chicago now have A/C in "containment areas" (Reuters)

Reuters: First suspicious package found this morning at 0330 (GMT) in EMA. [sic] only took them half a day to take action.....

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Old 29th Oct 2010, 16:01
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Willy Walsh calls for reduction of aviation security this morning, America responds immediately, that's an obvious conspiracy theory.

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Bomb Found on UPS Plane in London, Other Jets Searched in Newark, Philadelphia | NYCAviation.com | Airplane Photos, Airline News, Planespotting Guides
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(AP) linked to Yemen and a dodgy printer cartridge. (Tenuous at best)
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Old 29th Oct 2010, 16:26
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We are given to understand that a suspicious package was examined during a fuel stop at EMA and found to be harmless. The aircraft continued on it's way.

Under-reaction by the UK or over-reaction by the US.

Can't both be right

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There seems to be some confusion in the US Media about whether EMA is in Birmingham or London ...
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CNN

...and who is this "talking head" knitwit gushing on CNN right now?....the difference between "commercial" and "freight" appears to be lost on him.
CNN suck.
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There appears to be some confusion ...

as to whether anything exists outside of the USA ...

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Old 29th Oct 2010, 17:00
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Bloody BBC, can casually describe B757 as a B737...they should not let dolts report on aviation matters. On again, off again, on again alert, although if I got an envelope from Yemen, I would worry.
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On 3rd September, a UPS 747 crashes in flames after taking off from DXB. Very little is reported on any of the media networks. The cause is, as yet, unknown. On 29th October, a device is allegedly found at a freight terminal at East Midlands Airport (EMA), and the news media on both sides of the Atlantic go into meltdown.
For the benefit of those in the US, EMA is about 120 miles north of London.
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EMA, London...what's the difference? Ryanair thinks Girona is actually Barcelona, and Hahn is Frankfurt.

Do carry on with the US bashing though, will be interesting how far deep in the gutter this gets before it heads to JB.
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Do carry on with the US bashing though
No US-bashing Matari, at least not by me. Simply a matter of geography. There is no over-riding reason why anyone in the US should know the distance between London and EMA. I have no idea how far Chicago is from Philadelphia because it's not something I normally need to know.

To continue...
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On 3rd September, a UPS 747 crashes in flames after taking off from DXB. Very little is reported on any of the media networks. The cause is, as yet, unknown. On 29th October, a device is allegedly found at a freight terminal at East Midlands Airport (EMA), and the news media on both sides of the Atlantic go into meltdown.
For the benefit of those in the US, EMA is about 120 miles north of London.
It is certainly very interesting, I am sure someone is now llooking very closely at what happened to that UPS 747 in Dubai...

It does not look very good
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well said

well said barry lloyd.
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http://www.avherald.com/h?article=432cf13e&opt=0

Suspicious packages on UPS aircraft, no explosives
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Have to say that the DXB recent crash was the first thing that came to mind following this threat. Still no news about the cause.
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The "potentially suspicious" package is being reported as a modified printer toner cartridge with wires attached...

Suspicious packages prompt US and UK terror alerts - Americas, World - The Independent

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Whomsoever is behind this little pantomime is doing a great job. (limit not your choices)

The worldwide media is all over it like a rash and the spin-off circumstances are brewing just nicely.

The spread of terrorism is spread by whom exactly ???
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I'm off to re-read The Fourth Protocol. Is it all coming true?
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Do carry on with the US bashing though, will be interesting how far deep in the gutter this gets before it heads to JB.
I suppose I shouldn't mention what's happening next Tuesday then ?

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