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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 12:34
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LGW this morning

Anyone hear of an incident at LGW this morning . .dare i mention the dreaded 'b' word?

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 12:35
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Bomb threat on EK Flight (EGKK-OMDB) all evacuated
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Suspect package on Emirates a/c apparently
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Sky News reporting a suspect package is being investgated on a plane....
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CNN reporting
"There was something on board that they were not happy about," said airport spokeswoman Julie Ayres
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EK012 London, United Kingdom to Dubai, United Arab Emirates Date Airport Time Time Terminal Status
Departing Sun22 Mar 09 Gatwick Airport (LGW) 09:45 | Scheduled 12:30 | Estimated North NOT YET DEPARTED
Arriving Sun22 Mar 09 Dubai International Airport (DXB) 20:30 | Scheduled 23:03 | Estimated T3
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 17:22
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All OK now, ETD 1650.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 18:58
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EK012 Airborne at 17:05, 7hr 20 mins late.

Airliners.net forum also mentions a Mon A300 which could not retract gear, a VS 744 With an Engine failure and a BA A/C that ''Hit Something'' all at LGW today. Anyone shed any light on any of these incidents and where the said A/C were off to?

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 20:56
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No word of a lie - I was on EK011 and was stuck at Gatwick for 10 hours!!! The alarm was only raised 10 mins before landing and we were stuck on the plane for over an hour before they brought the mobile stairs to pick us up. There were 'snipers' on the hills next to us which made me quite worried about what was going on as we had NO details whatsoever. We were then taken to a secure gate and we were held there for a couple of hours while they took our personal details. We were then interviewed separately being asked if we saw/heard anything suspicious etc etc...Then we all waited further.......then 'new' evidence was found which meant we ALL had to be screened further so they took video footage of all of us and asked us our eye colour, clothing details, height etc etc etc and they also took our fingerprints. After just under 10 hours we were thanked and released.

Fair play to them, they had to do it but I just wanted to have nice warm cup of coffee!!!!!!!
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News reports are saying a note was found in a toilet, one man was arrested.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 13:11
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Virgin flight was routed to Las Vegas. Skipper reported loss of engine oil and return to Gatwick on three from West Of Ireland was routine.An example of four engines are better than two!

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BA was inbound from Jersey, I think, reported possible impact damage (maybe a birdstrike?) but landed OK. MON A300 departed on a gear down ferry to Manchester about 2010 (ish), but not sure what the original destination was.
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Got the fool

The Press Association: Man in court on bomb hoax charge
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 22:58
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And don't forget the Malev with hot brakes on a local standby..........
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 18:49
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Think the MON A 300 destination was to Sharm -el Sheikh.
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 04:35
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I'm sure I read somewhere the MON aircraft was bound for Luxor? Could be wrong.
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 21:38
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Think both the MON Sharm -el -sheikh on Sunday, and the one to Luxor on Monday-had to make a return to Lgw!!!
Poss the problem recurred,think it was the same aircraft
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