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TA-THREATS: New bomb scare diverts Greek jet

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posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 03:00 PM
A New York-bound Olympic Airways flight carrying 295 passengers has landed in Ireland after a bomb alert. A Greek newspaper recieved calls warning that the bomb will go off in an hour. This is the second kind of incident in three days. Officals say that there is a chance for a 'copy cat'.
"There was a call to a local newspaper around 3.45pm (1245 GMT) saying a bomb on the plane would explode in an hour," Olympic Airlines' Melina Pitta said.

"Nothing has happened," she added. The plane made an emergency landing at Shannon, the nearest airport.

The BBC's Richard Galpin, in Athens, says Greek officials have said the incident is an "absolute carbon copy" of an incident on Sunday.

Airline sources told the Greek news agency ANA that they believed the bomb threat was a hoax, adding that passenger checks in Athens were rigorous.

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The aircraft resumed its flight to New York on Monday.

The incident comes two days after a Greek jet was forced to land in the UK.

Leaving the airports in Greece is one of the most exausting things you can do. There are multipul security check points until you get to you boarding, and there, you go through about two more check points. Definatly one of the safest places to fly out of.

What is scary about this incident is that it seems to be a 'copycat' incident. This could possible spark more incidents of this nature to happen in the near future.

[edit on 28-9-2004 by Nerdling]

posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 03:37 PM
this is crazy - any mad Muslim around the world can phone Olympic airways and claim there is a bomb a-board.

Don;t let these fiends spoil our lives and decency

posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 03:50 PM
crossfire, you already have four warnings, ATSNN doesn't respect those kind of comments, and to tell you the truth, NOBODY should accept them.

It is that kind of ignorance that we here deny.


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