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Flare shot at plane landing at airport. FBI says its a NON-EVENT!

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:02 AM
So, if you hang light up bags in trees in New York you will go to jail as a potential terrorist but, if someone shoots a flare at a landing aircraft at the Philly airport, its no big deal and hardly worth investigating.

Flare gun incident spooks Philly airport

Authorities say someone may have shot a flare into the sky near Philadelphia International Airport as a plane was landing.

US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher (LEE'-mock-er) says Flight 4321 from Elmira, N.Y., landed safely on Tuesday afternoon.

Lehmacher says crew members reported seeing a possible flare as the plane came in around 1:45 p.m.

A law enforcement official tells CBS News that they are not considering this a terrorist act. Their assumption is that the flare was fired from a road along the airport.

CBS News

Other reports say the pilot thinks his plane was targeted by the flare shooter and that the airport was shut down for about a half hour due to the incident but, it seems law enforcement isn't taking this event very seriously.

Flare Scare at Philly International Airport
Runway closed after pilot says he saw a flare shot as his plane landed Tuesday afternoon

If the person responsible for the alleged flare is caught they could be charged with risking a catastrophe, police said. The FBI is currently investigating. An FBI spokesman told NBC10 the incident is a non-event and they don't expect anything more to come of it.

NBC Philly

Are you freakin kidding me?

They are looking to increase airline fees to pay for the TSA to molest us before getting on a plane but, when someone actually shoots something at an airplane, they write it off as a non-event!

I guess they can't use something that happened outside the airport terminal as an excuse to further erode our rights and bring on even more invasive searches at the airports. It just doesn't fit their narritave.

This is the same access road a drunk driver used to crash the gates and drive onto a runway a few months back. You would think they would have at least increased patrols on that road since then but, nobody really seems interested protecting this airport from outside threats.

Makes you wonder if they aren't leaving the gates open for an upcoming false flag attack in this area.

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:11 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

nobody really seems interested protecting this airport from outside threats.

They don't seem interested in protecting any airport from internal threats either. They do seem interested, however, in reminding you that you are a peasant and they are in control.

Groping a breast cancer patient?
Accusing a 4 year old of passing a gun, inside a teddy bear, to her grandmother?
Accosting a young child with a broken leg?

Think about all the crap you go through to get on a plane, then recall all the recent freak outs in the air and the fact that it's the other passengers who stop the person from getting into the cockpit.

They aren't there to protect you, they are there to help wean you into the constant police state.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by phishyblankwaters

It just goes to show you; the war on terror isn't about keeping the public safe, its all about CONTROL.

They spend more time terrorizing the average, everyday air traveler than they ever spend protecting us against what could be real threats.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:47 PM
It wasn't just a single plane either. It seems like when I read this earlier today, the plane that landed in front of the one in question also thought he saw a flare too. Before this one did. How is this a non event?

Unbelievable. But they land a plane from Paris to Charlotte in Maine yesterday for reasons of

"out of an abundance of caution,"

Here is where I saw the story from CNN earlier where the previous plane landing also thought they saw a flare.

Pilot: "It looks like a flare that was shot out."

Tower: "Previous arrival said something about a flare being shot up. ... You said there was a flare being shot at you?"

Pilot: "Yeah it wasn't probably more than 50 feet off our right wing. It looked like a flare gun."

Tower: "OK, wow."

Story for quoted text.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by webpirate

This just shows how blatantly, in your face obvious the "war on terror" was never about protecting the American public. They don't take real threats seriously but spare no expense when it comes to making the traveling experience more uncomfortable.

The only agenda of the "war on terror" is to make the American people afraid of their own government and the power it wields.

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