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London-to-D.C. Flight Diverted to Boston After Passenger Disturbance


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From CNN.com... BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Fighter jets escorted a diverted London-to-Washington, D.C., flight to Boston's Logan airport Wednesday after a distraught passenger pulled out a screw driver, matches, Vaseline and a note referencing al-Qaeda, an airport spokesman said.

 

So how exactly does that get on board with the new restrictions?

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Wow she was carrying water. Unbelievable.

 

Ok good, they left the 'water' out of that report at least.

 

 

They also reference that the airport they left was under scrutinous security since the botched terrorist attack, so they don't know how she got on board with the items.

 

I mean, especially a damn screwdriver.

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Could there be another 'insider' working airport security there? One of the people they arrested last week had an all access pass to the airport, so why would there be only one? Always have a back up plan.

 

The contents of the bag are not fully confirmed, so all is speculatory at this point.

 

Just throwing out an idea for discussion.

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Could there be another 'insider' working airport security there? One of the people they arrested last week had an all access pass to the airport, so why would there be only one? Always have a back up plan.

 

The contents of the bag are not fully confirmed, so all is speculatory at this point.

 

Just throwing out an idea for discussion.

 

I haven't seen Das since yesterday...

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Speaking of Airport Security...

 

From CNN.com

 

LONDON, England -- Despite a high level of alert at British airports, a 12-year-old boy managed to board a plane at Gatwick without a passport, ticket or boarding pass.

 

Tuesday's incident has raised concerns over security procedures in the wake of an alleged plot to blow up planes on trans-Atlantic flight.

 

The boy was detected by member of the Monarch Airlines cabin crew only after he was seated and had been given a drink and a snack.

 

He was removed from the plane by police officers before the flight took off.

 

"The boy had passed through a full security screening process and we are confident there was no threat to passengers, staff or the aircraft at any time," said Stewart McDonald, a spokesman for BAA, which operates Gatwick, Heathrow and five other major UK airports.

 

BAA has launched an investigation into the incident, McDonald said Wednesday.

 

The boy had run away from a care home in northwest England and boarded a plane for Lisbon at 6 a.m. on Monday before the other passengers, the UK's Press Association reported.

 

His mother, who cannot be named because her son is in care, said she was stunned he evaded the security checks.

 

"My worry is that if you have terrorists in these airports they could be looking round for someone who is vulnerable, and get them to take things on the planes for them," she told the Daily Mail.

 

"What happened is frightening, especially given the state of alert we are supposed to be on at the moment. I want to know how on Earth he was able to get through to the plane and take his seat."

 

The boy has now been returned to his care home after being held by police and picked up by social workers, PA reported.

 

He is understood to have arrived at Gatwick by train -- unaccompanied and without a ticket, which he has apparently done on a number of occasions, the agency said.

 

Reports of the incident come as airlines struggled to ease a logjam of passengers after the British government raised the terror threat level and heightened airport security following Thursday's arrest of 24 people suspected of planning to explode devices on as many as 10 planes destined for the United States. (Full story)

 

British Airways canceled more flights Wednesday and attempted to reunite thousands of missing bags with their owners.

 

While many British airports were getting back to normal, BA canceled 46 flights -- 35 at Heathrow and 11 at Gatwick, PA reported. (Full story)

 

The airline said it would not be until Friday that its full service could be resumed

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