Skip to comments.BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]
Posted on 10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport
October 29, 2010 9:56 AM
From Jessica McWilliams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package.
Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off.
Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package.
The two occupants safely exited the aircraft after landing in a remote area of the airport.
(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...
Thanks for posting this. I had heard it on Fox and it struck me that this plane came from Paris. AQ has been threatening France a lot lately.
Countdown to the ‘this is not terrorism’
So, the plane left Paris for New York, and somewhere in flight the French authorities notified the U.S. that there was a suspicious package on board? Begs the question of why they let the plane leave in the first place, but then it is the French. They probably didn’t want to handle the issue themselves, better to let someone else deal with it away from French soil.
Just another bitter clinger gun totin' Bible thumper upset over seeing their health care costs triple under Obamalamadingdong-control, er, uh, I mean "care".....
Maybe it’s just a really big box of tea destined to be delivered the first Tuesday of November...
I am sure this is just an isolated incident since the plane is just from France, an ally....../s
AQ or some stupid Frenchie upset he has to work for a living a couple more years.
...this is unexpected.
Probably some improperly shipped medical item. But I would have thought that international freight companies would have scanners that could detect radiation, no?
Alright...who shipped the XRF incorrectly?
This is not in any way related to terrorism.
Aren't most of the airport employees still on strike?
Probably just a package of slightly-spoiled escargots destined for a Philly restaurant.
These guys wanted to land at the CLOSEST airport because something is leaking ~ and they want out ~ but they think it's not a bomb ~ or it is a bomb but it fizzled.
PHILADELPHIA INT'L AIRPORT - October 29, 2010 (WPVI) — Police are investigating a bomb threat at Philadelphia International Airport.
A police source tells Acton News the threat involves two UPS flights.
One of the planes is UPS #218 originating from Paris. The second plane is UPS #204 originating from Philadelphia. That plane had not yet taken off. There was no word on its destination.
The planes have been isolated and authorities are now investigating.
The Philadelphia Fire Department tells Action News that they dispatched two HAZMAT crews to the airport for a “possible radiological event” around 9:21 a.m.
The crews arrived on scene and conducted a scan of three individuals taken off the two UPS flights. All three tested negative during the field scan of radiological material.
The investigation continues with Philadelphia fire and police along with the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
All inbound and outbound flights into Philadelphia are continuing at this hour.
Bad Beaujolais...and for the last few years not much of it has been good.
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