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New York-bound plane lands at Prestwick airport (EgyptAir Cairo to New York)
The Scotsman ^ | 15/06/2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/15/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by csvset

Police Scotland officers attend the scene at Prestwick. Picture: Colin Sturgeon

Published on 15/06/2013 15:09

AN EgyptAir plane from Cairo to New York has landed at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after being diverted.

• EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York lands in Glasgow Prestwick Airport

• Reports suggest plane was escored by typhoon fighter jets before landing

The Boeing 777 - which was travelling to JFK International Airport - touched down at 2.30pm.

Air traffic control at the airport confirmed that action was taken following “a problem”, and that standard procedure had been followed.

Unconfirmed reports said that typhoon fighter jets escorted the plane to Prestwick.

Police Scotland confirmed there was an ongoing incident at the airport and officers had been sent to the scene.

It is not known how many people are on board the plane.

Eyewitnesses reported that the plane landed at a remote runway at the airport in Ayrshire. It is understood that the passengers and crew are being kept on board.

Armed police were in attendance and roads leading to the airport were closed due to the ongoing incident.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cairo; egypt; egyptair; jfk; newyork; plane; planediverted; planeincident
I wonder what this is all about.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Probably Lutherans again


2 posted on 06/15/2013 9:17:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: csvset

Moslems.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: csvset
SJS is my guess.

5.56mm

4 posted on 06/15/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: csvset

More:

BREAKING NEWS: Passenger jet bound for New York met by armed police after being diverted to Glasgow Airport

Armed police officers immediately rushed to the scene and were pictured on the runway.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342210/BREAKING-NEWS-Passenger-jet-bound-New-York-met-armed-police-diverted-Glasgow-Airport.html?ico=home%5Eheadlines


5 posted on 06/15/2013 9:20:04 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Police on alert as Egyptair flight to New York diverted to Glasgow after ‘problem’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/10122649/Police-on-alert-as-Egyptair-flight-to-New-York-diverted-to-Glasgow-after-problem.html


6 posted on 06/15/2013 9:22:35 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: csvset

A little more info:

http://www.whig.com/story/22599989/us-bound-egypt-plane-diverted-after-threat

“An EgyptAir official says a plane from Cairo bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy airport has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger discovered a letter onboard threatening to blow up the aircraft.”


7 posted on 06/15/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: csvset

Obama is importing a new Agency Head for NASA?


8 posted on 06/15/2013 9:30:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: csvset

I wonder what happens when EgyptAir pilots decide to become jihad’s?


9 posted on 06/15/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: LyinLibs

Does anyone know which video caused this outburst?


10 posted on 06/15/2013 9:41:02 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Dedbone

I seem to remember an Egypt Air co-pilot a few years ago who suddenly, and without warning said “Allahu Akbar” (according to the cockpit voice recorder) then put the passenger plane into a power dive toward the ocean, killing everyone aboard. Can’t remember the specifics.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 9:43:21 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Dedbone

You mean like Egypt Air 990?


12 posted on 06/15/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT by old school
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To: old school

The very thing!


13 posted on 06/15/2013 9:47:31 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

There was probably an inciting video being shown on the in-flight tv.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: old school

Oh...and he said “Tawkalt ala Allah” (meaning ‘I rely on God’), not “Allahu Akbar”.


15 posted on 06/15/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: old school; hoagy62

#11 & 12 Right you are I forgot.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 10:04:47 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: hoagy62; old school

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/647498/posts


17 posted on 06/15/2013 10:08:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Innovative

Thanks for the updates.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by csvset
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To: hoagy62

Iirc , it was during the Clinton era . I think there was a dozen or so Isreali soldiers on board . But it wasn’t terrorism , Clinton said so .


19 posted on 06/15/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: csvset

Who would have thought that Amish fly between Egypt and NYC?


20 posted on 06/15/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: csvset

The most important question: were the passengers fertile?


21 posted on 06/15/2013 12:52:23 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is costly.)
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To: csvset

Given that Prestwick is a town 30m south of Glasgow, and is a 60 year old airport in its own right, I hate them calling it Glasgow Prestwick, until recent years it was just Prestwick.

Its like calling Buffalo Airport ‘New York Buffalo Airport’.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: hal ogen

“There was probably an inciting video being shown on the in-flight tv.”

Probably some whore showed her ankles/sarcasm;)


23 posted on 06/15/2013 2:03:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: csvset
" On board: BBC New York producer Nada Tawfik found the note in the cabin toilets scribbled on a napkin"

Sounds like she is looking for a scoop.

24 posted on 06/15/2013 2:17:05 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: hoagy62
"I seem to remember an Egypt Air co-pilot a few years ago who suddenly, and without warning said “Allahu Akbar” (according to the cockpit voice recorder) then put the passenger plane into a power dive toward the ocean, killing everyone aboard. Can’t remember the specifics.

Yes..I remember that...and as I recall that incident was never called a terrorist attack..??

25 posted on 06/15/2013 6:41:48 PM PDT by unread
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