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Tigerair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Tigerair flight TT-271 made an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on December 17th.

The plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to turn back after an incident onboard prompted security concerns.

The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Details about the nature of threat are not known at the moment.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Diverts to Dublin Airport

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-7147 made an emergency landing in Dublin, Ireland, on December 3rd.

The Boeing 787-900 plane heading from Gatwick Airport, England, to Boston, Massachusetts, was diverted due to a piece of luggage that belonged to a passenger who was not on the plane.

The plane landed safely.

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American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

American Airlines flight 534 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Missouri, on February 9th.

Authorities said the plane heading from Columbus, Ohio, to Phoenix, Arizona, was diverted for a security check.

The plane landed safely. There were 113 passengers and 5 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The plane was cleared after a thorough inspection and was able to depart for Phoenix.

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British Airways Flight Lands Safely in Newark after Security Alert

British airwaysA British Airways flight made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, on June 1st.

Authorities said a security alert was issued about the British Airways plane that was flying from London, United Kingdom.

An airline spokesperson said, “The aircraft has landed normally. Security checks will carried out as a precaution…We do not discuss details of operational security. The safety and security of our customers and crew is our number one priority.”

The plane was carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew members at the time.

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Turkish Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Poland

Turkish airlinesTurkish Airlines flight TK-79 had to make an emergency landing at Warsaw Chopin Airport, Warsaw, Poland, at around 3:50 P.M. on July 30.

The Boeing 777-300, heading from Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey, to San Francisco, California, had to be landed in emergency due to an unclaimed mobile phone found in the cabin.

The plane landed safely and all 332 people aboard remained unhurt.

The journey continued after security clearance.

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Unruly Passenger Forces Delta Emergency Landing on Christmas Night

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight 81 had to make an emergency landing on Christmas night, at Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Boeing 767, en-route from Atlanta to Los Angeles, was diverted after the pilot reported a ‘security threat’ due to a disruptive passenger on-board.

The plane, carrying more than 200 passengers, landed shortly after 6 p.m. The police escorted the unruly passenger out of the plane.

The flight was able to take off again after around 90 minutes.

According to Airport spokesperson Daniel Jiron, the man was not charged but was not allowed to board the flight again.

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Slovakia Plants Explosive on Dublin-bound Flight

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What: Danube Wings Boeing 737-400 en route from Poprad/Tatry Slovakia to Dublin
Where: The entire flight
When: Jan 2nd 2010
Who: Number aboard not released
Why: A Slovakian agency decided to test their security by slipping 9 packages of explosives into innocent passengers’ luggage. Eight of those packages were found.

George’s Point of View

ONE of those packages—85 grams of RDX plastic explosive— made it all the way to the innocent Slovakian-Irish passenger’s HOUSE, where suddenly Irish forces evacuate their entire neighborhood (reportedly evacuating several apartment buildings and shutting down a couple of intersections) to retrieve that one package of live explosive from his apartment on Dorset Street. Stefan Gonda, a 49-year-old Slovak electrician working in Ireland, must have been really surprised at that knock on the door. On the other hand, maybe not, since he’s from Slovakia and may be used to such thoughtless, stupid, ridiculous, dangerous, psychotic behavior from his government.

How do they justify endangering a plane full of innocent passengers on a commercial jet? RDX is considered unstable–it can light without a detonator. What if there had been turbulence? What if the temperature had dropped to make the compound even more unstable?

One head has already rolled for this. The head of the Slovak border and foreign police Tibor Mako resigned. Was he the one responsible or did he throw himself on his sword? Is there more to this?

I find it difficult to believe that anyone would use real passengers as guinea pigs, put real explosives on an actual international flight. If Ireland has a legal chip on its shoulder the same way the US does, there’d be an International lawsuit pending.

The Slovokian ministry claims no one was endangered.

Excuse me?

85 grams of RDX plastic explosive aboard a plane. Irish forces evacuated the neighborhood to retrieve it…but hey, on a volatile oxygen pumped package like an airplane, no problem.

It’s hard to believe they call that branch of government “intelligence.” Talk about an oxymoron.

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