Skip to comments.STRANGE BAGGAGE HANDLER AT AIRPORT CAUSES PLANE EVAC
Posted on 10/07/2010 11:00:10 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "According to police, three baggage handlers were loading luggage on to a flight bound for Bermuda around 10:56 a.m. when two of the handlers noticed a third was not wearing an identification badge.
When questioned about it, the third man took off and has yet to be found by police."
SNIPPET: "Investigating agencies include the Philadelphia Police, the F.B.I. and Homeland Security."
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
Since it’s Philly, I’m guessing it’s one of those dastardly Mennonites.
What is up with Philly?
“Plane out of Philadelphia grounded due to security problem”
Posted: Oct 07, 2010 10:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (October 7, 2010) —
SNIPPET: “Reports are saying someone was helping to load the plane with cargo did not have proper identification.
More than 100 passangers were taken off the flight, and authorities had the airplane towed to a remote location at the airport to sweep the plane for any suspicious cargo.
Philadelphia police said the person helping to load the plane was dressed in airline uniform, though the person’s whereabouts were unclear, and it was unclear whether they were loading cargo or passangers.”
Just about anyone working at Denver airport is a Somali.
“Security Scare Stops Flight From Philly
No Hazardous Materials Found During Baggage Search”
Updated: Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 11:48 AM MDT
SNIPPET: “The incident began sometime after 10 a.m. as baggage was being loaded onto US Airways Flight 1070 departing for Bermuda.
Sources told Fox 29 News that two US Airways baggage handlers noticed a third man apparently dressed in an airline uniform was helping to load the plane for its flight. When the employees asked the man for identification, the man ran off, drove away and has not been located.”
What did the third guy look like? Did he say anything? If so, did he have a foreign accent?
Unknown (from online reports) at this time.
For some reason, the incident has the feel of a Seinfeld episode, with some convoluted reason Kramer winds up loading the plane until he is discovered and runs away.
The last time I flew out of Newark, the guy who check my bags and ID at the curbsite check-in had a Mohammed name tag.
“Just about anyone working at Denver airport is a Somali.
The last time I flew out of Newark, the guy who check my bags and ID at the curbsite check-in had a Mohammed name tag.”
I guess you haven’t flown through Detroit? Are you in for a surprise.
No person is "illegal".
He's just an undocumented baggage handler.
"We don't need no stinkin' badges!"
"The system worked!"
"We can absorb a terrorist attack."
"Nothing to see here. Move along!"
Was it Cigar Guy!?!
As long as that baggage handler wasn’t Amish, I think we’re ok.
What kind of “strange baggage” was he handling?................
OK, I’m guessing the mystery baggage guy is either:
1. Secret Agent Dan Maes (looking for UN bicycles), or
2. James O’Keefe (looking for ACORN hooker underwear).
Most likely a low life thief looking for an opportunity to grab a few things from luggage.
Lancaster is so close by - the first thing I thought was Amish
It was a member of the Cincinnati Reds trying desperately to find where their offense went, since they obviously left it on the plane when they got into Philly.
Koranimals are decent, koran loving followers of a death cult.
What’s the issue there?
It could be “Niki” in disguise. She seems to be unemployed...
People on this thread seem to believe they are being very witty by dismissing this, but I would suspect it was a serious threat.
Obama has virtually given the terrorists the green light for another attack (”the US can absorb it,” i.e., we won’t fight back), and they have obviously stepped up their plans.
When last at Newark the pilot (Continental) was riffing how
slow and incompetent the ground crew was in parking the plane and jetway
Let you figure out who works at Newark......
Nothing to see here. The third baggage handler was simply “acting stupidly.”
Riffing? What’s “riffing”???
I think the union baggage handlers didn’t notice that he didn’t have a badge until AFTER they noticed that he was working too fast.
I agree. And there should be kudos for the other two handlers for being aware and heads-up enough to notice that the other one didn't have credentials. That's the sort of things that can save lives.
That's how plots get foiled. Somebody notices something that's JDLR: Just Don't Look Right... and acts on it. It's something we all need to be doing. It isn't time to let our guard down yet.
Good thing to remember. The times that plots have been foiled are always because somebody thought, hey, that's a little wierd.
He probably just was running to go get it. /sarc
He was also heard yelling “Allah Forgetfulla Badgeola” (Allah made me forget my badge!) while running away...
I thought that meant "Allah makes them forget all of your bags"
That would explain what always happens to my luggage.
.................. And there should be kudos for the other two handlers for being aware and heads-up enough to notice that the other one didn’t have credentials.......................
Don’t worry, I’m sure that Big Sis will place her lesbian face on TV and take the credit for her system!
“How did he get into the baggage loading area in the first place.”
Smiling at you...that is the money quote here at our house, too.
Possibly a small part of the answer if this article is correct:
“Baggage handlers report 1 of their own, causing security scare at Philadelphia airport”
Associated Press Writer
6:38 p.m. EDT, October 7, 2010
SNIPPET: “By late Thursday, the person had not been identified or located, Klaver said. Officials believe he was authorized to be in that section of the airport, but not at that particular place.
Authorities swept the plane for explosives and found none, Klaver told The Associated Press.”
I’m not dismissing it and that’s why I’ll update this thread until the updates dry up.
Bump to your post no. 29.
....................By late Thursday, the person had not been identified or located, Klaver said.................................
You can’t pass a red light without a camera looking at you and your plates, but airports have no security cameras???
.............Officials believe he was authorized to be in that section of the airport, but not at that particular place.....................
Total BS! If they can’t identify him, how do they believe that he was authorized to be in the area? And, if he was, why hasn’t he come forward to dispel all the fear, and try to retain his job???
I understand what you are saying and I will post updates as they become available.
Posted on Fri, Oct. 8, 2010
“Security breach delays plane at Philadelphia International Airport”
By Sam Wood
Inquirer Staff Writer
SNIPPET: “Passengers aboard a US Airways flight to Bermuda were delayed for more than six hours at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday when the baggage crew assigned to load the flight found an unidentified worker already at the plane and unwilling to identify himself, according to the FBI.
When the three-man crew assigned to Flight 1070 found the fourth man, whom they did not recognize, and asked him why he was there, he clambered onto a motorized baggage cart and drove away.”
SNIPPET: “A US Airways spokesman said the delay was “due to a security concern” and federal authorities were working with the airline to identify the mysterious baggage handler. The Associated Press reported Thursday night the FBI released a statement saying that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was taking over as lead investigative agency in the probe. The FBI could not be reached for further comment.”
ON THE INTERNET:
OFF THREAD TOPIC, but interesting.
(No fixed url, but noted on the front page of the TSA):
TSA Week At A Glance: 09/27/10 Thru 10/03/10
3 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints
22 firearms found at checkpoints
9 passengers were arrested after investigations of suspicious behavior or fraudulent travel documents