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**BREAKING**Canadian fighter jets escort Cathay Pacific plane from Hong Kong into Vancouver

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Canadian fighter jets escort Cathay Pacific plane from Hong Kong into Vancouver


www.foxnews.com

At least two Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific passenger jet to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport on Saturday due to a potential unspecified security threat, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesperson said.

Local media reports said the plane, which reportedly originated in Hong Kong, was towed to a secure part of the tarmac with passengers still on board. Fire crews stood by as airport security officials assessed the situation.

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[edit on 15-5-2010 by grantbeed]




posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Interesting story here. It's just breaking on FOX now, so not much else out there.

There seems to be lots of terrorist heat at the moment after the times square attempted bombing, and the guy who was caught with circuit board in his shoe last week also.

Will be interesting to hear what comes of this as more news comes out....

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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Probably just another scare, but an issue to keep an eye on nonetheless. Here is the article from CBC:

Canadian Forces fighter jets escorted an airliner to Vancouver International Airport on Saturday afternoon following a bomb threat, Defence Department officials said. Two armed CF-18 Hornets escorted Cathay Pacific flight 839, bound for Vancouver from Hong Kong, to the airport in Richmond. It landed safely at about 1:30 p.m. PT. Officials said the jets responded quickly from their base in Comox, on Vancouver Island, once information of the potential threat was received. The fighter jets are authorized to respond to security threats with measures including lethal force. They did not land with the aircraft, and have since returned to their base. The RCMP and the Department of Defence are investigating the incident.


CBC News



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Latest news from the BBC


The passengers are still reported to be on board the plane while police investigate the alert.

The two CF-18 jets were scrambled after the pilot issued the alert

The jets, acting under the command of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad), took off from a base at Comox, on nearby Vancouver Island and returned after flight CX 839 had landed.
As a precaution, Norad fighters escorted the aircraft until it landed safely in Vancouver," said Maj Holly Apostoliuk






posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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I wonder sometimes I really do. New York getting mentioned alongside this incident lends a hue of disbelief to it. The "attempted bombing" in new york was bogus as you can get.
A rudimentary , slapdash attempt at bomb making with detonators made of alarm clocks, using petrol and fertiliser.... I saw the components of that bomb... most ameteurishly designed and executed piece of ordanance I have ever seen.
Regards to this Vancouver incident , well theres not enough solid info yet to comment particularly on it, but you cant add this and the new york thing together and get a new wave of high lethality terrorism .



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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I'm not saying these were not faked events or real events. I'm just saying that there have been several terrorist stories in MSM in the last week or so.

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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More news just in -




"They told us there was some sort of terrorist problem and the baggage would be held up," an unidentified male passenger told Canada's CTV News after disembarking the flight.

When asked if he was aware that the flight had been escorted by military jets into Vancouver, another male passenger said: "No, no idea. That's news to me."


Still no more news about whats happening regarding the threat so far....

www.reuters.com...



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:56 PM
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I wonder if maybe someone on board has some sort of illness. That would be terrifying. We know that at exactly this second they're are several hundred people absolutely freaking out on that plane. Im sitting her at work while at this very moment these people are sitting on that plane feeling I dunno what. So weird....I hope they'll be alright.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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The pilot was probably tipped off by the cabin crew that something "did not seem right".

All he had to do then was throw a single hidden switch in the cockpit.
The identification transponder fitted to all large aircraft would then have flashed up a warning message on the air traffic control radar.

ATC would then have contacted the military. All a very well rehearsed drill.

It will probably be a false alarm. But you never know.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Oh, they're already off the plane? I thought they were still sitting in the plane waiting to be let go.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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Yes, seems like it. No news yet though about the specific threat.

Still searching....



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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agreed...bound to be a zionist thread.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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could possibly be a false alarm.




A Canadian police official told reporters that the threat was being taken seriously but that authorities had found nothing dangerous on the plane and there was no threat to travelers


news.yahoo.com...



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by VintageEnvy
I wonder if maybe someone on board has some sort of illness. That would be terrifying. We know that at exactly this second they're are several hundred people absolutely freaking out on that plane. Im sitting her at work while at this very moment these people are sitting on that plane feeling I dunno what. So weird....I hope they'll be alright.


Hmmm! a particular episode of fringe comes to mind.




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