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Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane
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Posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by UKrepublican

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1 posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Must have been some of those Ammish terrorists aboard.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 6:23:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: UKrepublican
Gregor Peter‏@L0gg0l5 min PAKISTAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 709 FROM LAHORE TO MANCHESTER SQUAWKS 7700 EMERGENCY CODE -- @flightradar24
3 posted on 05/24/2013 6:23:56 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Amaze that FRpers can be so fast posting. Good job.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: UKrepublican

I give you credit for getting this up very fast, and at the start of a major holiday weekend.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
haha thank you. Karl Totton‏@KarlT8255 s #PIA709 Essex Police says an incident occurred onboard Pakistani plane being diverted to Stansted and force is investigating
6 posted on 05/24/2013 6:25:34 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

7500 – Hijack -so we know it isn’t that


7 posted on 05/24/2013 6:26:02 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Yes, and just heard apparently not terror related, so all is well!

But any problem with a plane from Pakistan is a cause for concern!


8 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Biggirl
Not much will go on the world news-wise in the next three days, because of the holiday /sarc

The pre-recorded touchy-feely stories will take precedence

9 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: RummyChick

7700 Emergency (ICAO, worldwide)


10 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: UKrepublican

Considering PIA’s safety record I’m surprise 7700 isn’t hard wired into their transponders.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:39 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: UKrepublican

Problems in both engines? Hmmmmmm....


12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:31:54 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: UKrepublican

It may or may not be terror related — I think it’s too early to tell.

From the article you posted:

“An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding.”

I doubt they would have scrambled fighter jets, if the incident had been a drunk passenger...


13 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:13 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: UKrepublican
Maybe another plane was on fire:

Plane 'On Fire' Flying Over Central London

14 posted on 05/24/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: UKrepublican

FoxNews

Amy Kellogg — unknown what the problem is. Plane has landed at Stansted Airport (was headed to Manchester).

Plane/pilot put out emergency signal about an hour previous. Unknow at present what that emergency is/was or whether it involved person(s) or equipment.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 6:34:56 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Innovative

Depends on if the pilots declared an emergency or not. If the pilots declared an emergency to get priority handling from ATC, the controllers may ask them to squawk (set their transponder to) 7700 just to make them easier to spot on radar and let the controllers get them a clear path to Stansted.

}:-)4


16 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: UKrepublican; All

FoxNews just mentioned the website:

http://www.flightradar24.com/

It tracks flights live.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 6:36:09 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: RummyChick

United Kingdom: Incident Occurred On Civilian Aircraft Flying From Pakistan, Officials Say
May 24, 2013 | 1328 GMT
An incident occurred on a Pakistan International Airlines plane flying from Lahore to Manchester, an Essex police spokeswoman said, BBC reported May 24. The plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, and British Royal Air Force jets have been launched to investigate the aircraft, the British Minister of Defense said


18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:36:45 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: CMB_polarization

You got it, in regards to the holiday weekend, Memorial Day rememberences will take top priority.

Even some of the talkradio show folks have taken off, Sean Hannity for the nationals and a local mid-morning guy, WTIC AM’s Jim Vicevich for another.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:54:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: don-o

Just had earlier today a BA flight from London to Oslo doing an emergency landing this morning. Was the breaking news story when I got up this morning...


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:56:11 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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Engines taken out by a flock of birds on that one, plane had to land with damaged engines.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 6:58:40 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: UKrepublican

Two arrests have been made.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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Two men arrested on ‘suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft’...


24 posted on 05/24/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: seeker41

Sky News reporting ‘sources’ as saying ‘not terrorist incident’.

Drunk?.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 7:21:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Jeff Head

Friends of the President.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: CMB_polarization

It’s on MSN.com


27 posted on 05/24/2013 7:31:08 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: the scotsman

Those weren’t birds...they were winged, Muslim demon-spawn


28 posted on 05/24/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

I’m guessing they were Pakistani?


29 posted on 05/24/2013 7:38:28 AM PDT by txhurl
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Throw them into the plane’s engine.


30 posted on 05/24/2013 7:39:15 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: UKrepublican
The leaders in the UK are so anxious to say, "It is not ISlamic Terror," that it is sickening. Same with the Obama administration.

They know better. Heck, anyone watching knows better.

Just like they were so fast to try and say that the soldier who was so horricially killed by the two Islamics on the street the other day, when they ran him down with their car, and then got out and attacked him with a machette and a meat cleaver, and de-capitatied him there in broad daylight, shouting, "Allah Ackbar," were not islamic teror related.

Well that's just pure, unadulterated Bravo Sierra.

Islamic Terror on a street in England

Islamic Terror in Boston

Islamic Terror attacks US in Benghazi

Over the last 30 years these types of attacks have been ongoing. They all have one thing in common...you tell me what that is:


31 posted on 05/24/2013 7:41:11 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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Not in America. More likely nuns.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 8:04:35 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: don-o

No, if he had engine problems, they wouldn’t make him fly all the way from near York back down south to Stansted.

That’s where they escort planes if they have any security concerns about a flight, they have facilities to deal with everything from stroppy drunks to terrorists.


33 posted on 05/24/2013 8:14:08 AM PDT by davemac.439
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To: the scotsman

Damn Muslim birds!!! those Islamist birds are taking over the country!!!


34 posted on 05/24/2013 8:14:08 AM PDT by davemac.439
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To: Jeff Head

Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian Christian with Jordanian citizenship.

The 1972 PanAm 747 was hijacked on a flight from Hong Kong to Saigon by a North Vietnamese sympathizer. The highjack to Cairo was 1970.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 8:19:36 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: the scotsman

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1412517-we-re-fine-thanks-to-the-pilot#TWEET767210

Disturbance on the plane?


36 posted on 05/24/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: RummyChick

Pilots get confused and enter the wrong codes. Happens frequently.


37 posted on 05/24/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: UKrepublican

What is going on here? FOX blipped in first thing that the Paki plane was being chased by fighters. Seem to have dropped this plane. Instead, just now they tell us of the BA plane sent to Heathrow with bad engine, then proceed to assure us Brits say it is not terror!

Is FOX seriously conflating the Paki plane with the BA?


38 posted on 05/24/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Two trying to charge the cockpit per Fox.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 9:19:13 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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Presser upcoming


40 posted on 05/24/2013 9:20:00 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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"Two trying to charge the cockpit per Fox."

This is not Terrorism! They were just practicing being the bulls for bull-fighting!

41 posted on 05/24/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I hear you...nothing to see now here move along....

I think we can expect sustained attacks from here on out thats to zero redefining the war. Idiot!


42 posted on 05/24/2013 9:23:12 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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that=thanks


43 posted on 05/24/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: seeker41

Exactly. Declaring Al Qaeda defeated was the stupidest move possible. Now they have to prove him wrong. Watch out.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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Anyone else thinking yesterday’s “speech” was a little ironic?

Why doesn’t Barry just say “we double dog dare ya?”


45 posted on 05/24/2013 9:30:52 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (G-d be with and keep safe the Benghazi Whistleblowers)
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To: seeker41

Middle aged men, say Sky News.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: stuartcr
I remember some of the details of the Sirhan Sirhan case, being a teenager when he killed RFK.

He was born and raised in a Palstinain home whose parents professed Christianity, but people familiar with them at the time indicated that their family life was more akin to a muslim home. In addition he was schooled, and radicalized through Jordanian textbooks that demonized Jews as "animals," and called to "liberate" the Muslim holy places and Muslim lands. He said himself that he was inspired by a teacher who taught him about the Arab warrior Saladin.

So he may have been born into a Christian home...one that apparently operated very similarly to a Muslim home at the time...but he IMHO he was radicalized by Islamics teachings and ended up acting out those teachings just like an Islamic terrorist.

As to the Pan Am flight, there just isn't much information on it, except the historical note written by the wife of the captain who said the hijacker was a North Vietnamese sympathiser...which I do not doubt, but we know nothing else about him. I am going to remove that one from the list on my page, put a note in there about Sirhan Sirhan, and change the date of the Cairo one.

Thanks for the input!

47 posted on 05/24/2013 10:31:40 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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No problem. I think a lot of what happened in the late ‘60s/early 70’s, was more politically driven than religious, like Black September. It seems to have taken a more religious turn, when the leadership started changing and realized they could get more support using religion than politics.


48 posted on 05/24/2013 11:18:21 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: UKrepublican

They were Pakistanis checking the defenses. A staged altercation to guage reaction..


49 posted on 05/24/2013 12:25:20 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Throw them into the plane’s engine.

Waste of money. Turbine blades are expensive - one is worth more than the lives of all scuzzlims combined. Tie their hands and throw them into a pig trough. They eat the bones and all.

50 posted on 05/24/2013 2:11:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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