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WASHINGTON - Federal authorities diverted a San Francisco-bound United Airlines jet to Dallas as a precautionary security measure on Monday after finding an unclaimed BlackBerry on board.
Officials had also found and removed an unidentified backpack from the jet before it left Atlanta, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Yolanda Clark. She described the jet, United flight 351, as secure and said it was diverted to Dallas "out of an abundance of caution."
The flight was diverted on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Authorities decided not to send military fighter aircraft to escort the jet, as is routine during an emergency, said Lt. Col. John Cornelio, a spokesman for U.S. Northern Command.
This IS the whole story. Come now, you dont think they wouldnt use TODAY of all days to divert at least one flight??
Originally posted by forestlady
Good fine, Ox. There HAS to be more to this story than they're telling us. I was a flight attendant for 6 years, people left stuff all the time and we turned it into the boarding agent, who either contacted the person or put it in Lost and Found.
I agree this is ridiculous, and I do think they're not telling us the whole story.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
I suggest you read up on Anne Marie Murphy and maybe start to get an idea of why electronics can be a threat. Oh wait, there are no bombs, it's just fear mongering to control us. Right, sorry. Dunno what I was thinking. There are no people that want to kills us, just the gov't trying to control everything we do.
Originally posted by Ox
Right.. See.. you've got it.. What's so hard to understand about that? Do you really think that a Government who would invade countries just for financial gain wouldnt hurt their own people... Do you think a Government who would train someone, put them in power in a foreign country after it overthrows the previous government just for financial and political gain wouldnt do this to their own people? Think about it for a minute