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Bomb scare after plane takes off from Vancouver

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Bomb scare after plane takes off from Vancouver


www.torontosun.com

A Korean Air flight bound for Seoul was forced to make an unscheduled stop after departing Vancouver International Airport Tuesday afternoon after an "in-flight emergency".

CBC News reported the plane turned back after the airline's North American headquarters in Los Angeles received a bomb threat.

The plane was escorted to the base by a CF-18 fighter jet, according to reports.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Korean Air Flight 72 left the Vancouver airport at 2:35 p.m. local time and was diverted to the airport at Canadian Forces Base Comox on Vancouver Island.


So the Canadian Forces received a threat and not only escorted the plane with a CD18, but diverted it to a Canadian Forces Base.

Not sure if there is any validity to the threat made, who knows...

...But, interesting to note that the plane was intercepted and diverted.

I almost feel like someone dropped the ball a few years ago with something like this... What was it again?

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






Another case where CF-18s intercepted and escorted a plane.

Now how much were those F35s going to cost again?


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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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gee, glad it was JUST a scare.

could it have anything to do with NK's rocket launch plans/suspicions?

Obama/US military seem to be waiting for somethin to go awry..



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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There's more “at the ready” fighters up in that area as its near the great polar route that bombers would use to enter US airspace in the event of a war. If 911 had happened up in Alaska, we would have probably had fighters intercept the aircraft a lot faster as well.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5
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There's more “at the ready” fighters up in that area as its near the great polar route that bombers would use to enter US airspace in the event of a war. If 911 had happened up in Alaska, we would have probably had fighters intercept the aircraft a lot faster as well.


That's fine but the US does have a lot of air force bases and it does spend money on defense.

...so I'm chalking it up as a win for Canada.



Even with our rusty CF18s and all.

No offense.


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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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Most of those bases don't have fighter wings on them.
Even if they have a few fighters there, they are not kept prep'ed for intercepting other aircraft.
It can take hours to get a flight crew in, a plane fueled, and armed, and launched to make an interception. It can take additional hours for the aircraft to make the trip to the location of the intercept itself.

Back in the days when we were still flying F-4's, there was a mig that defected from Cuba into US airspace in Florida. The planes that intercepted it were a pair of F-4 that had been up training in Georgia. Despite all the bases here in FL, the only aircraft that could reach them in that amount of time came from a state away, and had to blow over this state breaking the sound barrier.

BTW whats wrong with F-18's? Great plane, IMHO, one of the best.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5
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BTW whats wrong with F-18's? Great plane, IMHO, one of the best.


Canada has been planning the purchase of F35s and it's been a bit of a boondoggle.

I always liked the F18s too.

And I was just joshing around about Canada's readiness vs the US. There really isn't a reason to compare as it's two different situations.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Some reports are saying it was a Canadian Hornet, others are saying it was American aircraft, odd.

I remember at least one aircraft was diverted and escorted by Canadian fighters on 9/11 (Operation Yellow Ribbon)

I am not sure if too many Americans realize, while your armed forces have both Hornets, and Super Hornets, Canada only has the older Hornets in service.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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So whats the question? Are the North Koreans our allies?

Yes they are actually as part of the balance of power. We support the coalition between Russia, North Korea, Iran and China, to offset American military superiority.

And so then that way you don't have anyone doing things that would endanger the world because its all or nothing.

American presence too close too China could lead to war so there is a barrier between the two which consists of those coalition countries.

We are trading partners with all those countries and although sometimes deliveries from China are slow due to red tape, deliveries still get through quite effectively and all the people in North America benefit from low cost goods. Low cost goods raises your standard of living.

Thats why Canadians jog and ride their bikes all the time and Americans are fat.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Sorry, but what the heck does your post have to do with the OP?



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Dude, don't # with us, we will roll over any threat to the homeland faster than you can crack a beer ha ha. I'm both proud and extremely disturbed by this. It's not often canadians hear of such things with in our borders. We have blacks, whites, native indian, east indian, Iranians, jews, muslims, iraqi's pakistinians, the works and we have NEVER had a problem. It's odd how MSM plays up the " hate " for the west, but everyone is very happy to become and live as canadians. When asked " I'm canadian. " no where you from, " oh, I immigrated from (insert supposed nation that hates the west.)" Then they usually proceed to talk about how beautiful it is and how much they prefer living here.

There are those here that maintain their heritage and I have no problem with that. There are mosks, Temples and churches from around the world, and we all seem to get along just fine. This however, rubs me incredibly wrong. I now can not help think, Canadians may be the target for the next false flag. I mean think about it, Americans would probably jump at the opportunity to help their resource rich brothers to the north if we were attacked, and Nations all over the world would beg for blood if it took place. Blame it on the right person, and Russia and China may not only approve of action, there's a possibility they would assist. How ever I am sure they would question such a move, as would every Canadian. Freaky # right here, I'm probably over reacting but if I'm right, I said it here.....



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