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Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'
FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX

Posted on 05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT by Doogle

BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue."

A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane.

A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information.

US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was a "security issue" on Flight 787.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bangor; charlotte; diverted; escort; flight; flightdiverted; france; issue; paris; planediverted; security; us; usairways
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1 posted on 05/22/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle
A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device

Boob job?

2 posted on 05/22/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Chode

ping


3 posted on 05/22/2012 10:47:26 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: All

Pacemaker?????


4 posted on 05/22/2012 10:48:28 AM PDT by Phil
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To: bgill

Maybe she got drunk and was bragging how magnificent her boobs were and that “if I showed you my boobs your head would explode”.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 10:50:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: bgill
I hope this wasn't like that episode of 1,000 Ways to Die.
6 posted on 05/22/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Phil

pacemaker has a vote.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Doogle

An actual terrorist threat would not involve announcing that one has an implanted device, imo.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Doogle

I hope this ends well for all the passengers and crew. However, if the woman was stupidly referring to some device planted for health reasons (or cosmetics) it will not go well for her. Either way, the passengers must be very upset, to say the least.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: lonevoice

“An actual terrorist threat would not involve announcing that one has an implanted device, imo.”

It might if they wanted to hijack the plane and not just blow it up.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 11:13:48 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Doogle

Diverted to Bangor? Is this the plot of The Langoliers II?


11 posted on 05/22/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Doogle

In these days of idiocy on parade, it could very well be that someone mentioned a normal surgical implant of some kind during a simple conversation, and this is the stupid result.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 11:20:47 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Doogle
zee french woman try to make a joke or was it a test? She be in heap big backsplash imho.
13 posted on 05/22/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Doogle

another link and more info (maybe) ... http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/22/3259468/report-charlotte-bound-flight.html


14 posted on 05/22/2012 11:32:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: lonevoice
“An actual terrorist threat would not involve announcing that one has an implanted device, imo.”

Unless they had 2nd thoughts. Bastards; hunt them down and kill all of them.

15 posted on 05/22/2012 11:37:39 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: no-to-illegals

interesting factoid from your link:

The Bangor [Maine] airport is accustomed to dealing with diverted flights. It’s the first large U.S. airport for incoming European flights, and it’s the last U.S. airport for outgoing flights, with uncluttered skies and one of the longest runways on the East Coast. Aircraft use the airport when there are mechanical problems, medical emergencies or unruly passengers.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Doogle

We must not have a boob implant gap, Gen. Buck Turgidson.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 11:46:49 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Doogle; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
French?

"I have a behm implant..."


18 posted on 05/22/2012 11:50:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: bgill

They said she was acting strange. Maybe the silicone leaked and has affected her. Photographic proof will help us decide if she is guilty or not.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: thouworm

Yes, we have a little cottage industry going here involving hauling drunk Brits off flights, dragging them down to the conveniently located Federal Building (mere minutes from the airport) for processing and then kicking them back out. :-)


20 posted on 05/22/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Doogle
Bangor? - I dont even know her !

spent a week there one day in '91- tiny airport - unproductive hunting trip

21 posted on 05/22/2012 11:56:42 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: CitizenM

“Either way, the passengers must be very upset, to say the least.”

But Maine is so nice this time of year.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Doogle

Lucky passengers - Bangor’s way nicer than Charlotte.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: Doogle

Local talk radio in Boston (Severin) speculating that terrorists might be plotting to surgically implant explosives into women’s breasts, disguised as a boob job, and designed to detonate at a certain attitude. Also Severin is saying that if this is the case and the attack is unsuccessful, we will not hear about it because government will not want to create panic.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Doogle
Actually, the real reason for the diversion was fact that 2 Gays on board suddenly realized they were landing in that mean ‘ol state (North Carolina) that recently voted against gays: hence, the diversion to the queer-loving state on Maine!

See how simple that was!

25 posted on 05/22/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Obummer: The economy sucks......might as well go play golf)
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To: Doogle

26 posted on 05/22/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Doogle
Actually, the real reason for the diversion was fact that 2 Gays on board suddenly realized they were landing in that mean ‘ol state (North Carolina) that recently voted against gays: hence, the diversion to the queer-loving state on Maine!

See how simple that was!

27 posted on 05/22/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Obummer: The economy sucks......might as well go play golf)
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To: Doogle
Whew, I almost vapor locked. My daughter is flying to Paris from NYC today for business purposes. Got a little confuzzled when I saw the headline. Whew.
28 posted on 05/22/2012 12:30:15 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: thouworm

Thanks thouworm for the post. Had not read all the info when was posting. Went back to review. Wonder if there are any updates? Have heard via news on radio (local) this is being played down as a non-incident and the standard retort of [not terror related] by authorities. Everything read (in the main lame media) and heard thus far (radio) has to be the truth, one is required to believe, in the new obamanation. OOPs, hearing helicopters. Call ‘em off ... janet! Scary, thank goodness they continued on and did not stop.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Doogle

Probably crazy


30 posted on 05/22/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: umgud

Please tell me this is not a real picture.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Madame Dufarge

lol; nothing like firsthand and/or eyewitness Freeper reports. Seriously...


32 posted on 05/22/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Doogle

BURKA?


33 posted on 05/22/2012 12:47:24 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: woweeitsme
Please tell me this is not a real picture.

I don't know. I pulled it off the web, but there were others of this subject. I spect it is real.

34 posted on 05/22/2012 12:48:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SamAdams76

What about them transvestee arabs? If they are working surgically to implant bombs or the upper front parts, they have to be put on the list to be surgically checked at the gate. This could get expensive, not to even mention the cost of putting these transvestee arabs back together again. Will the taxpayers be asked for another trillion for security to tsa?


35 posted on 05/22/2012 12:51:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TRY ONE

Maine voted down “gay marriage” twice.

It’s on the ballot again this Fall, because the damn liberals never give up.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 12:52:18 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: thouworm

“....The Bangor [Maine] airport is accustomed to dealing with diverted flights. It’s the first large U.S. airport for incoming European flights, and it’s the last U.S. airport for outgoing flights, with uncluttered skies and one of the longest runways on the East Coast. Aircraft use the airport when there are mechanical problems, medical emergencies or unruly passengers.....”

Yep. It’s the old Dow AFB which became one of the larger SAC bases during the cold war. As a kid growing up in eastern Maine, I can remember watching groups of B-52s coming in off the Atlantic at tree-top level with their long black smoke trails off their engines. I guess this was to test radar detection etc.? That airport has over an 11,000’ runway.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 1:03:31 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: thouworm

Bangor International has had it’s share of diverted flights over the years. Bomb threats, drunk and unruly passengers, etc.

The City of Bangor gets fat fees from the airlines for these diversions. Bangor has a small amount of commercial airline flights every day, as well as general aviation. The Maine Air National Guard has a base that’s part of the Bangor International facility. It was called Dow Field during World War II. I attended an air show at the Maine Air National Guard facility in late May of 2000. It was the one and only appearance of the Navy’s Blue Angels in northern Maine since the Blue Angels’ were established in 1946.

Our troops come and go through Bangor International on a regular basis. After the first Gulf War in 1991, returning troops were met by mobs of local people.....the terminal was packed wall-to-wall with well-wishers. There are glass display cabinets in the terminal showing military uniforms and memorabilia from this era.

Since 2003, more than 6,000 flights carrying one million military men and women have landed at Bangor International.
Local people, known as “troop greeters,” meet each and every one of these planes no matter the time of the day or night. The troop greeters chat with the troops, give them pre-paid cell phone and snacks to eat, etc. There are a lot of flag wavers around here.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: umgud

Do you have a name and number? I’m a professional investigator and I will get to the bottom of this.


39 posted on 05/22/2012 1:12:17 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: lgjhn23

I’ve seen C-141 Starlifters doing touch and go’s in the skies in around Bangor International for years.

One time, when I was deep in the woods, I heard the sound of jet engines above my head. I looked up, and I saw about five or six F-15s doing their thing in the sky. I felt like I was at an air show.

Loring AFB in the northern most part of Maine was a SAC base in the recent past, but it was closed during a round of cuts by the base closing commission.


40 posted on 05/22/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Every-time have seen formation flying have thanked my lucky stars. One formation flying came at me about twenty five years ago when was driving down the road. Was used a by warthogs for lineup practice. Was fun. Felt dead afterward. Love it at treetop and it was.
41 posted on 05/22/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Three fighter jets buzzed me as I was driving over a bridge a few years ago. They came in flying low up the sound, pulling up at the bridge that I was crossing, then shot over the bridge and streaked up into the air. Navy fighters, what a show! I had a great view as I had the top down on my convertible. lol


42 posted on 05/22/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

my luck would have been in looking up, forgetting where was and hitting the bridge or a vehicle. Love those formation flying episodes.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 1:58:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Loring AFB in the northern most part of Maine was a SAC base in the recent past, but it was closed during a round of cuts by the base closing commission.

My dad was USAF Captain (Medical doctor) stationed there 1960 - 1963.

As a kid I well-remember the contrails during the 1962 Cuban Missle crisis!

FReegards!


44 posted on 05/22/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: ZX12R

I recall reading a news story a few years ago about a guy with limited english-speaking capability who complained about needing to use the bathroom during the unallowed time and being in danger of “exploding”, who caused a similar incident.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Doogle
Local radio news said she was had a 10 day visa and no luggage.

If that is true some heads need to roll at TSA!

46 posted on 05/22/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Flint
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To: Doogle
nothing on drudge yet...
47 posted on 05/22/2012 2:59:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

it either fizzled, or it was such a breech of security that the Odungo team and Napolidiot need time to make up a story


48 posted on 05/22/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation; lgjhn23

Posts 37 & 38...

I never knew. So appreciate Freepers educating Freepers. Thank you.


49 posted on 05/22/2012 3:27:04 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Doogle
no doubt...
50 posted on 05/22/2012 3:37:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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