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  • New York-bound plane lands at Prestwick airport (EgyptAir Cairo to New York)

    06/15/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 15/06/2013 | Staff
    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...
  • Woman Won't Be Charged for US Airways Scare

    05/23/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    Woman Won't Be Charged for US Airways Scare The passenger who said she had a surgically-implanted device in her body and caused a US Airways jetliner flying across the North Atlantic to divert to Maine will not face criminal charges in the security scare, prosecutors said on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty said Lucie Zeeko Marigot, 41, a French citizen originally from Cameroon, would be taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and returned to France. excerpt link
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Tornado fighters escort jet to Stansted after bomb scare

    09/26/2004 6:58:18 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 27 sept 2004 | By Richard Alleyne and Harry de Quetteville
    A jet bound for New York made an emergency landing at Stansted airport yesterday after repeated warnings that a bomb was on board. The pilot of the Olympic Airways flight, carrying 301 passengers and crew from Athens, diverted after a Greek newspaper received three telephone calls saying the plane would be destroyed in revenge for the invasion of Iraq. Two RAF Tornados were scrambled from Coningsby, Lincs, on a "detect, defer or destroy" mission and the Airbus 340 landed at 3.30pm