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Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:47:36 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22920907

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Egyptair plane from Cairo to New York lands at Prestwick airport in Scotland after being diverted

More to follow.

Hopefully nothing, but tensions are still high here.
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Re: Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 11:21:29 AM »
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.
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Re: Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »
BBC New York producer Nada Tawfik, a passenger on board, found a note in the plane's toilet with the words 'I'll set this plane on fire'
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Re: Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 02:11:24 PM »
Terrorists don't leave notes behind.  They just blow up the plane.  This is just some moron, probably sitting at home laughing about it.
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Re: Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 02:13:18 PM »
Terrorists don't leave notes behind.  They just blow up the plane.  This is just some moron, probably sitting at home laughing about it.

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Re: Cairo plane diverted after 'problem'
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 03:10:04 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22925220

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Cairo plane diverted to Glasgow Prestwick back in air
The plane from a distance with police on foot next to it The plane was escorted by two RAF Typhoon fighter jets to the airport

A plane that was diverted to an airport in Scotland following security fears is back in the air, police have said.

Egypt Air flight 985 from Cairo to New York landed at Glasgow Prestwick Airport on Saturday after a threatening note was found in the toilets.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that RAF Typhoon aircraft were called following an "incident on board".

But police said that, following a search of the plane overnight, it had been allowed to continue its journey.

"Officers from Police Scotland have carried out an extensive search of the aircraft resulting in no suspicious items being found," a spokesman for the service said.

"Passengers and crew are now aboard and the aircraft is continuing its flight to New York.

"Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident."
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