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Man claims to have poisoned passengers on Newark-bound flight
wabc ^ | 6/17 | wabc

Posted on 06/17/2013 9:16:09 AM PDT by RummyChick

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A Newark-bound United Airlines flight is carrying a passenger who reportedly informed the crew that he "poisoned everyone on board."

United Flight 116, from Hong Kong, is set to land at 1:30 p.m.

There is no evidence that passengers have been poisoned, and officials believe the man who made the claim is emotionally disturbed.

He and others on board will be interviewed when plane lands.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jihad

1 posted on 06/17/2013 9:16:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Sure seems to be a lot of stuff going on with planes lately.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RummyChick

Pretty thin on the details.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 9:20:08 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: RummyChick

i call BS...


4 posted on 06/17/2013 9:21:41 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: RummyChick

IIRC the route of that flight takes it over Alaska and Canada as it heads southeast to NYC.Why aren’t they landing in Canada (or Alaska) instead of NYC? I suppose it’s understandable that the Canadians wouldn’t want the flight unless there was an immediate emergency.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 9:25:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

the guy is restrained and they don’t believe he poisoned anyone.

I guess people would feel sick by now because it is a long flight


6 posted on 06/17/2013 9:26:07 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Every nutjob in the world can get his fifteen minutes. We get buried under the avalanche 24/7.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 9:27:36 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

He is CORRECT - the crew served to mystery rubber chicken dish...


8 posted on 06/17/2013 9:27:37 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: RummyChick
Going to Newark?

It kind of reminds me of the old joke about Winston Churchill (I think it was him, maybe it was some other Brit) at a Dinner Party and he had made some sarcastic remark that caused a woman to say that if she was his wife that she'd put poison in his Drink. Churchill replied that if she was his wife, he'd drink it...

Thus my analogy to people on their way to Newark...

9 posted on 06/17/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: RummyChick

“Welcome To The Friendly Skies.” Yea right! Shut up and sit down so this filthy aluminum sausage can get off the ground.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 9:30:13 AM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: driftdiver

look up.... your redemption draweth nigh


11 posted on 06/17/2013 9:34:28 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: RummyChick

I’d bet big money that it’s another schizophrenic off his medications.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: RummyChick

"Just hang loose, Blood..."

13 posted on 06/17/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: driftdiver

Did you have the fish?


14 posted on 06/17/2013 9:36:45 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: null and void

The media cares more about being first than accuracy.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 9:36:55 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: RummyChick
Flight Path

It's a 15 hour flight.

16 posted on 06/17/2013 9:38:29 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: RummyChick
I guess people would feel sick by now because it is a long flight

You could be right but I would think that there's no way to be absolutely sure that he didn't do it in a way or at a time where symptoms could be delayed.Hey,maybe I'm just a bit paranoid.And you're correct about the flight...I've done it both ways.Westbound it was 16 hours in the air,eastbound it was about 15.

(And I did it in coach.Yikes!)

17 posted on 06/17/2013 9:39:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: El Cid

There is an old Twilight Zone episode that I saw once on tv while in a bar in New York City. People in the bar were laughing when they saw this. Richard Pryor appears in the episode as the Devil wearing a t-shirt that says “Hell is a city much like Newark.”


18 posted on 06/17/2013 9:40:15 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Moonman62

The flights I was on had one of those route screens that give various details...it showed our route going over northern/central Alaska and down into Canada.My flights were in winter...maybe there’s a different route in summer.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 9:42:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

This one is on a polar route which is common for long 777 flights. The engines are monitored by telemetry. Cool stuff.


20 posted on 06/17/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2banana

Ah yes, I had the lasagna...


21 posted on 06/17/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: RummyChick; a fool in paradise

22 posted on 06/17/2013 9:58:27 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Silent but deadly gas attack?


23 posted on 06/17/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JRios1968
I believe that flight attendant spoke "jive."

Is that racist?

5.56mm

24 posted on 06/17/2013 10:04:32 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Moonman62
This one is on a polar route which is common for long 777 flights.

Yup,I understand polar routes.I've done NYC to East Asia (Japan,HK,etc) a few times.My point is that either the route you linked to isn't "universal",is incorrect or at least one such flight I've been on took a rather atypical route (weather,perhaps?) No big deal....

IIRC some flights between South America and Australia/New Zealand take *southern* polar routes.That whould be pretty impressive during the southern summer I'll wager.Until one of the flights crashed into Mount Erebus I always wanted to take one of those Air New Zealand sightseeing flights to Antarctica.But they stopped after that crash.

25 posted on 06/17/2013 10:21:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Should be landing about now. Will it be allowed to go to the terminal, or evacuated at a remote corner of the airport?


26 posted on 06/17/2013 10:29:27 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: JRios1968

LOL!


27 posted on 06/17/2013 10:53:43 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: null and void

you know..there is a 99 % chance that the individual in question is mentally ill... but the 1% chance that he has infected a passenger plane with a biological weapon is too scary a scenario to dismiss the whole thing entirely.

depending on the language of the person in question “infected and poisoned” could be translated similarly ( I say this as some one who lived in an Asian country for several years.

again...probably just a psychotic individual, but if we are now spying on millions of innocent americans, we should at least check out thoroughly someone who has claimed to have committed a terrorist attack.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 11:46:10 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

People who are associated with known terrorist advocating organizations and people who claim to actually be terrorists are exempt from suspicion.

Didn’t you get the memo?


29 posted on 06/17/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: longfellowsmuse

I’m voting for nutcase. Why would a real terrorist poison them with a biological agent and then announce it, possibly in time for them to be disinfected or treated? And if he hoped that they would go out and spread it (a virus, for example), then certainly telling the whole world in advance wouldn’t be a good idea.

We lose vast amounts of time - not to mention lives, occasionally - to these roving nutcases. And China is evidently as bad as the US on dealing with the mentally ill, which is to say, they don’t deal with them at all.


30 posted on 06/17/2013 12:01:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: longfellowsmuse

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A man aboard a United Airlines flight bound for Newark Liberty International Airport claimed his fellow passengers on the plane had been poisoned.

United Flight 116 from Hong Kong landed at Newark just after 1:30 p.m. and taxied to an area away from the gates. More than a dozen Port Authority police vehicles were parked on the tarmac along with several buses to transport passengers to the terminal.

Police went into the plane and removed a man in handcuffs. The man, wearing Khakis, a blue shirt and a hooded jacket, was loaded him into an ambulance.

A spokeswoman for United confirmed the incident in a statement, saying: “While en route from Hong Kong to Newark, a passenger became disruptive on board United flight 116. The crew followed procedures and the flight is continuing as scheduled. “

The FBI says there is no indication that any passengers had actually been poisoned. Various media outlets are reporting the man is emotionally disturbed.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22611426/disruptive-passenger-aboard-newark-bound-flight#ixzz2WVAujc5x


31 posted on 06/17/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: RummyChick

I just came out of the shower...what did I miss?


32 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:07 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: jiggyboy

EXACTLY....has all the hallmarks of schizo behavior....my sister claimed to poison my husband and I (in a letter to someone that we confiscated). My Mom still can’t figure out why I don’t want to be around her.


33 posted on 06/17/2013 12:33:37 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: RummyChick

Gee I wonder what the TSA is going to take away now?


34 posted on 06/17/2013 12:55:20 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: null and void
Will it be allowed to go to the terminal, or evacuated at a remote corner of the airport?

Hard to say.I'm gonna check it out to satisfy my own curiosity.My only experience of this sort happened in Germany in the 80's (before the Wall came down) where there was a report of a bomb on the aircraft.The pilot taxied to a remote part of the airport and we were told to get out (via the stairs..it was a 727) and run to a meeting point away from the aircraft.There wasn't a bomb after all,just a prank that occurred often according to the airline.Of course this incident is at least somewhat different than that.

35 posted on 06/17/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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