Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ljubljana flight diverts over bomb alarm

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An easyJet flight from Ljubljana to London made an unscheduled stop in Germany yesterday evening after the pilot became concerned about a suspicious conversation on board. A passenger reportedly heard someone speaking about a “bomb”. The plane landed at Cologne-Bonn Airport at about 18.30 CEST. Airport authorities said in a statement that the 151 passengers on board disembarked the plane using emergency slides and were taken to a transit gate where they were checked by police. Police also destroyed a piece of baggage that couldn't be assigned to anybody on board in a controlled explosion. Three male passengers have since been detained by police. A spokesman for the police said, "We take the situation very seriously, but can not confirm that there was a concrete terror suspicion”. Take-offs and landings were suspended for three hours, causing ten flights to be diverted to other airports and delays to over a dozen more. “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY3246 from Ljubljana to London Stansted diverted to Cologne. The Captain took the decision as a precaution to enable the aircraft to go through additional security checks in Cologne where the aircraft was met by the police. In compliance with the local authorities guidance passengers disembarked to allow additional security checks to be performed”, an easyJet spokesperson said.

5 comments:

  1. Serious oversight of Ljubljana Airport security.

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    1. it was probably nothing tho. well just have to see for a full report

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  2. It wasn't an oversight. Three UK business man were talking about bombs. Have no connection to any terrorist group or a police file.

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    1. this seems very likely yes. My guess was that 3 people just happened to talk about maybe some games that have bombs in them (young folks going on a weekend drinking retreat to london) or some people talked about the recent bombings and terror attacks. Probably just an innocent conversation heard in a wrong way. A wrong conversation for a wrong time.

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  3. Probably a bit hysterical crew, nothing more.

    But my first thought was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJSey8HRUhU
    Btw. I always laugh my pants off while seeing the 0:58-1:33 segment.
    So wonderful example of the concept of controlling the crowd by fear...

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