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American Airlines Flight 24 Evacuated in San Francisco (Hijacker onboard?)

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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I just saw t his on the breaking news headline on cnn.com. No specific information has been posted yet. Anyone in that area with more info.?


A threat made against an American Airlines plane preparing to take off from San Fransisco International Airport has prompted authorities to ask the passengers to deplane and be rescreened, the Transportation Security Administration said.


news.blogs.cnn.com...

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Aggie Man]




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:37 PM
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Rick's List is covering it now on CNN.

No one has been evacuated off the plane yet.

No one knows whats going on, it could be a bomb threat.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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A threat of a potential hijacker onboard an American Airlines 767 jet at San Francisco International Airport Thursday forced the flight to be delayed and the passengers rescreened, officials said.


www.ktvu.com...

A potential hijacker onboard.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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Rick's getting tweets and pics from someone on board that plane. They are all still on board.

A police escort with buses have just arrived at the plane. Passengers will be taken to a secure area and screened and rescreened.

Officials say it was a phoned in threat warning of hijacking. This flight was scheduled to go to NY.

Tweeter says that it COULD be a hoax, and they have had no recent updates from the captain.





[edit on 19-8-2010 by berkeleygal]

[edit on 19-8-2010 by berkeleygal]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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What hijacker makes a threat before the plane takes off?
Strange... Waiting for more info...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Yeah, doesn't make sense. Seems to me like the "hijacker" speculation was added for effect. (Ratings, Attention)

The media does this by default. They can just say "they have the facts straight now", later on. Meanwhile, they raked in all that attention.

"Okay, listen up, I'm hijacking this plane, everyone stay calm. We're not taking off, I'm ordering the pilots to taxi to the nearest food court. Someone give me $10 so I can get a pizza, I'm starving."



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
What hijacker makes a threat before the plane takes off?
Strange... Waiting for more info...


Good question. I think someone called the Sheriff's Department and said that there may be a hijacker onboard. Maybe someone overheard someone talking about hijacking this flight. May be a prank call.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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Tweeter says they are taking people off 6 at a time, forward door exit only.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Here's to hoping it was prank. Or a thrwarted attack (as long as it doesn't lead to more sanctions on us
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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Ah... I read possible bomb threat, somewhere else - so the media doesn't have all the facts and speculation is what we're getting. Gotta love these early reports. So, a "threat" was called in before the plane left, but they aren't saying whether that call was an actual threat or an alert to a threat. I bet it turns out to be a prank.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Oh dear let me guess it will be Iranians this time . Anyway hope it's a hoax for all involved .


[edit on 19-8-2010 by 13th Zodiac]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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Live Video + Story

Looks like they detained two people on the plane and took them out the back before other passengers were taken out the front.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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On Fox news homepage there is a blurb stating that 2 people have been detained by the FBI. However, when I follow the link to their story, it makes no mention of it.

ETA:


SAN FRANCISCO -- Two people were detained on an American Airlines 767 aircraft Thursday after a phone threat was called to local authorities, a witness on the plane told KTVU.

Passenger Michael Kidd told KTVU he saw uniformed police officers handcuff a young man and a young woman who were sitting in the back row of the plane. They then were taken off the plane.


www.ktvu.com...

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Aggie Man]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Could this be related?
www.kcra.com...




PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command will send planes on training flights over northern California, northern Alberta and southwestern Alaska on Thursday. NORAD said Tuesday the planes will practice interception and identification procedures as well as responding to multiple threats.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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Doubt it, since Sac is about 100 miles from SFO and the article states that only the Sacrament area would be aware of any jets.

I'm interested in the fact that the threat call came into the Alameda Country Sheriff's Department. If this was a hoax or someone running late, I would imagine that they would call San Francisco PD, San Francisco Sheriffs, the San Mateo Sheriffs or South San Francisco PD. Alameda SD is all the way across the bay.

If it was a hoax, the call would have to originate from an unincorporated area of Alameda County. I forget if 911 calls in that area go through CHP or the ASD.

Edit to add: I wish it was told a more detailed description of the people they detained on the plane.
[edit on 8/19/2010 by mistafaz]

[edit on 8/19/2010 by mistafaz]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Well they should transfer the caller to the nearest station. I don't know much about San Fran police. Only that while I was on a bus a couple of prostitutes were getting arrested.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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A 911 call in San Francisco would have been handled by the dispatch center on Turk St. Then they would transfer the call to the SFPD sub-station at SFO. But a call such as this wouldn't be aired over the radio but through private phone channels.

I'm sure after the call came in to the Alameda SD, be it dispatch, jail or station the call got transferred to the FAA and then to the SFPD. And from there the National Incident Command System was put into play.



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