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BBC: RAF jets scrambled after 'incident' (possibly hijack?)

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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Police boarded, 2 men arrested




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Trivia:
The same flight, PK709, was also diverted to Stanstead in September 2011 because of a bomb scare.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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It was reported that the incident is not terror related and that the pilot had become concerned about an unruly passenger on board and had requested a diversion.

The Guardian reported that the passenger had started shouting and that the pilot had become worried about the safety of the plane.


Ok possibly a false alarm. A rowdy passenger maybe?

www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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From Twitter...


Ra. J ‏@Ihate_dishonest 58s
: (#Breaking) A passenger & staff had a heated exchange. Crew declared terrorist threat:


Fauzan Naeem Fauzan Naeem ‏@Fauzan723 1m
Latest: "Pilot of Pakistani flight became 'concerned about unruly passenger & requested diversion' as a precaution." #PK709


And the award for incompetent reporting goes to...

Yasir Shahid ‏@yasirshahid 1m
CNN presenter says the two men could have been very drunk, denied that extra drink. Poor man doesn't know PIA is dry as a bone.

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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flightaware.com...
found it...
everything looks to be pretty normal. Seems this has made the headlines because of the big story at the moment...


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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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Keep an eye on this story, pilot just mention an unruly passenger but now the news say 2 were arrested in connection with the incident!



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by NoTarSed
flightaware.com...
found it...


That last bit of the trail to EGCC didnt happen.
What actually happened was the picture I posted on page 1.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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flightaware.com...
it seems there was some altitude variations that were unusual after the plane descended to 16000. could be an error with the tracking equipment, or could be signs of a struggle.... maybe you're right. (check the speed and altitude graph at the top of the link)

looking closer at the rates of descent i would say that would have been a very scarey flight thought not completely out of the ordinary, suggesting the pilot was looking to get down as soon as. looks like they arrived via the DALEY1F arrival and probably diverted at about 15000ft. I think this may be indicative of the current climate of fear more than anything else....
here are the charts if you're interested.
www.fly-sea.com...
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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I thought maybe a baby about to be born and they couldn't find the police flying squad so sent the jet instead



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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when i click the link the flight pattern looks identicle to the one you posted earlier. Are you getting a different one?



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Seems more like 2 drunk guys arguing or fighting rather than terrorism.

Meh...


We'll see I suppose.

I guess everyone is just twitchy now and obviously the news channels will do their best to keep everyone on heightened alert and in a state of fear and anxiety.... we'll all watch their channels and they'll get more money.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by NoTarSed
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when i click the link the flight pattern looks identicle to the one you posted earlier. Are you getting a different one?


This is what my browser (Firefox) shows...


...but the line from Stanstead to manchester shouldnt be there.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:18 AM
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that is different from mine, are you in the USA perhaps?
looks like might be just because EGCC was the initial destination....
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by blupblup
Seems more like 2 drunk guys arguing or fighting rather than terrorism.



PIA doesnt serve alcohol.

From their ticket terms and conditions...

PIA’s CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE
11.2 On board alcohol
You are not allowed to consume alcohol aboard an aircraft (whether purchased as duty free or otherwise obtained)



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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I just heard on Fox News mention some passengers reported smoke coming from the plane?



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by NoTarSed
that is different from mine, are you in the USA perhaps?
looks like might be just because EGCC was the initial destination....



Ah. Figured it out.
Part of a firefox addon (NoScript) was interfering with the trail somehow.
NoScript changed it just subtly enough that it looked perfectly ok, unless someone said "thats not right".


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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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that may be in relation to another incident at Heathrow earlier on.... Fox news are not know for clarity of information!
www.bbc.co.uk...
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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Just saw this update, Sky News


A witness speaking in Urdu to Pakistani station Geo TV, said that two men over 6 feet tall tried to enter the pilot's cabin.

Essex Police have confirmed that two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after the plane landed safely at Stansted.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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One of these




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by Heliophant
reply to post by HelenConway
 

First of all, they send them up to investigate. The RAF and commercial pilots can visually communicate thru the windows if the situation prevents radio contact. The presence of the jets can possibly intimidate the on-board attacker, potentially getting him to stand down or get fuzzled enough to loose his nerve or be taken down. But the primary reason the jets are sent up is to force the plane to divert, or to shoot it down if it becomes a risk to people on the ground.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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Thank you Heliophant.
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