Skip to comments.New York-bound plane lands at Prestwick airport (EgyptAir Cairo to New York)
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.
Probably Lutherans again
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.
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A little more info:
“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.”
Obama is importing a new Agency Head for NASA?
I wonder what happens when EgyptAir pilots decide to become jihad’s?
Does anyone know which video caused this outburst?
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.
You mean like Egypt Air 990?
The very thing!
There was probably an inciting video being shown on the in-flight tv.
Oh...and he said “Tawkalt ala Allah” (meaning ‘I rely on God’), not “Allahu Akbar”.
#11 & 12 Right you are I forgot.
Thanks for the updates.
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 .
Who would have thought that Amish fly between Egypt and NYC?