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BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]
philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^

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 ...


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1 posted on 10/29/2010 7:40:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 7:45:01 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Who needs an enemy when we have Barack Obama?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Countdown to the ‘this is not terrorism’


3 posted on 10/29/2010 7:45:01 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


4 posted on 10/29/2010 7:46:12 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Never on my watch
Countdown to the ‘this is not terrorism’

Just another bitter clinger gun totin' Bible thumper upset over seeing their health care costs triple under Obamalamadingdong-control, er, uh, I mean "care".....

5 posted on 10/29/2010 7:47:16 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Stevenc131
They probably didn’t want to handle the issue themselves, better to let someone else deal with it away from French soil.

BINGO!

6 posted on 10/29/2010 7:51:44 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe it’s just a really big box of tea destined to be delivered the first Tuesday of November...


7 posted on 10/29/2010 7:52:09 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Sub-Driver

October surprise?


8 posted on 10/29/2010 7:52:46 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: Sub-Driver

I am sure this is just an isolated incident since the plane is just from France, an ally....../s


9 posted on 10/29/2010 7:53:37 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

AQ or some stupid Frenchie upset he has to work for a living a couple more years.


10 posted on 10/29/2010 7:53:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mmanager

...this is unexpected.


11 posted on 10/29/2010 7:53:52 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Sub-Driver

Probably some improperly shipped medical item. But I would have thought that international freight companies would have scanners that could detect radiation, no?


12 posted on 10/29/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

Alright...who shipped the XRF incorrectly?


13 posted on 10/29/2010 7:55:20 AM PDT by EBH (the first step in a long journey...that finally begins on November 2nd, 2010.)
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To: Never on my watch

This is not in any way related to terrorism.


14 posted on 10/29/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Stevenc131
They probably didn’t want to handle the issue themselves, better to let someone else deal with it away from French soil.

Aren't most of the airport employees still on strike?

15 posted on 10/29/2010 7:56:38 AM PDT by EBH (the first step in a long journey...that finally begins on November 2nd, 2010.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package...."

Probably just a package of slightly-spoiled escargots destined for a Philly restaurant.

Leni

16 posted on 10/29/2010 7:57:42 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 13 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Stevenc131
Yup, radiological dangers ~ I'd want to land in Philadelphia.

Sure!

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.

17 posted on 10/29/2010 7:58:47 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Stevenc131
The wording of that particular sentence seems really poor to me. Here it is again:

Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package.

It was the crew members on the flight that reported the package. The French Authorities had nothing to do with it other than being the place of departure.
18 posted on 10/29/2010 7:59:37 AM PDT by fmonkey
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To: Sub-Driver
Report on WPVI TV website:

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.

19 posted on 10/29/2010 8:02:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MinuteGal

Bad Beaujolais...and for the last few years not much of it has been good.


20 posted on 10/29/2010 8:03:32 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever it is, I blame it on those stupid “It’s logistics” commercials they’ve got running now.


21 posted on 10/29/2010 8:05:25 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Sub-Driver; All

CNN reporting a similar incident at Newark involving UPS plane from Yemen.


22 posted on 10/29/2010 8:06:37 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Tainan
Bad Beaujolais...and for the last few years not much of it has been good.

Good Beaujolais is rare even in decent years.

Good Nouveau Beaujolais is an oxymoron.

23 posted on 10/29/2010 8:08:48 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: kristinn

Hmmm...maybe a dirty bomb effort to shut down airports.

Of course just as likely its nothing.


24 posted on 10/29/2010 8:09:27 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; LucyT; STARWISE; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; WestCoastGal; jersey117

Ping to the thread and post #22.


25 posted on 10/29/2010 8:10:55 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Sub-Driver

I had a brief layover in Philly airport this summer.

N E V E R again. I will never know who was at fault but we touch n go landed and were literally told by the pilot afterwards- we did not ‘have permission to land.’ So we circled 100 miles and landed. I was a frequesnt flyer many moons ago and I did not see this as a common mishap. Maybe times have changed? Any FReeper pilots care to comment?


26 posted on 10/29/2010 8:14:40 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver

My guess this is AQ testing our ability to detect a radioactive substance coming into the country. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re also bringing in radioactive samples via several other methods.


27 posted on 10/29/2010 8:15:21 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: kristinn

CNN: TSA tracking reports of “potentially suspicious items” on planes that landed at Newark, NJ, and Philadelphia airports.


28 posted on 10/29/2010 8:15:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

So now it’s cargo planes they’re targeting. Trying to disrupt the election, no doubt. Won’t work as Obama is seen by most as weaker than Bush on homeland security. It may be a distraction but not a big factor in the election. And BTW, how’s that talking with Muslims going Barack? Looking forward to your visit in the Indonesian mosque, are you?


29 posted on 10/29/2010 8:15:50 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: kristinn

Very interesting....


30 posted on 10/29/2010 8:16:22 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Who needs an enemy when we have Barack Obama?)
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To: kristinn
Yemen.........who would have ever guessed!
31 posted on 10/29/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing to worry about. Our Fearless Reader has assured us that we can withstand another terrorist attack.


32 posted on 10/29/2010 8:17:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Kakaze

33 posted on 10/29/2010 8:17:38 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: kristinn

You’re correct. It is just a headline. Newark AND Philly

http://www.cnn.com/


34 posted on 10/29/2010 8:18:12 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Blue Turtle

Nothing to see here...move along.


35 posted on 10/29/2010 8:18:30 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Sub-Driver

“Sources say UPS planes in Newark, New Jersey and Queens have also been isolated.”

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2010/10/29/breaking-suspicious-package-aboard-ups-plane/


36 posted on 10/29/2010 8:19:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kakaze; kristinn
IT IS NOT TIME TO PANIC UNTIL you hear that DOE NNSA agents are taking over the investigation or if the area is declared a national nuclear emergency area (NEA) under the atomic entergy act of 1946 or its 1954 amendments.

I doubt that they would mention NEST teams on site...that would surely cause a panic.

37 posted on 10/29/2010 8:21:08 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I bet any flight arriving from Europe or Middle East will be isolated.


38 posted on 10/29/2010 8:21:39 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Any UPS flight


39 posted on 10/29/2010 8:22:33 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Fresh Wind

How very sad beyond words. The terrorists probably watched Obama on Jon Stewart and knew he is not only lost, weak and inexperienced but he will also be their attorney and call for forgiveness to not offend muslims if they try to pull something.


40 posted on 10/29/2010 8:23:18 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Thanks a lot! Now that stupid song will be stuck in my head all day.


41 posted on 10/29/2010 8:24:04 AM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh crap.


42 posted on 10/29/2010 8:24:31 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


Fox news is reporting that 5 packages are now suspect and the UPS building at PHL is now evacuated and there also an issue at EWR


43 posted on 10/29/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Sub-Driver

UPDATE:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were investigating on Friday “potentially suspicious items” on cargo planes that landed at airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, the Transportation Security Administration said.

“Out of an abundance of caution the planes were moved to a remote location where they are being met by law enforcement officials and swept,” the TSA said in a statement.

A New York police spokesman said a United Parcel Service delivery truck was also being investigated in the city’s borough of Queens


44 posted on 10/29/2010 8:27:41 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

The system is working...says Dyke Janet...not related to muslims, its those dang Amish again!


45 posted on 10/29/2010 8:28:45 AM PDT by Merlinator (9/11 Never forget, Never forgive.)
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To: DCBryan1

The deployment, or non-deployment of NEST is classified Secret.


46 posted on 10/29/2010 8:30:41 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: All

... and in related news, Iran has announced it is ready to begin atomic energy talks. Coincidence?


47 posted on 10/29/2010 8:31:12 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

And isn’t it convenient that Sheik Obama is going to be out of the country for a while, along with his immediate family.


48 posted on 10/29/2010 8:31:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Mariner

Homeland Security Investigates Suspicious pkgs in NY, NJ and Pa. per Fox.


49 posted on 10/29/2010 8:31:59 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Who needs an enemy when we have Barack Obama?)
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To: Sub-Driver
UPS cargo flight from Yemen to Chicago was stopped in London and found to contain ink toner cartridge converted to bomb - CNN

Via Twitter

50 posted on 10/29/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT by maquiladora
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