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2005-06-03

Canadian Fighter Jets Scramble For Virgin Atlantic Flight

Virgin Atlantic flight 45 from Heathrow to JFK has been diverted to New Brunswick after sending out the hijack code. When the captain was contacted, he said everything was fine but continued to send out the code.

When the jets made contact with the plane, nothing unusual was noted aboard. There are also no known matches to the "no-fly" list from the passenger manifest.

UPDATE: Thankfully, it was just a false alarm. Mechanical failure. (I know I should have updated it sooner...but was busy taking care of Tsar Charming after his oral surgery. Four wisdom teeth & a bone graft. So far, no dry sockets, but he does look like he took a couple shots to the face.)

5 Comments:

  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger eLarson said…

    Why is it that we never find out a person from the no-fly-list is on an inbound flight until after they're in the air?

     
  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Well, e, they don't have to submit the list until 15 minutes after the plane takes off. No lie.

     
  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger eLarson said…

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  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger eLarson said…

    Their way of striking a blow for... what?

     
  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Good question, eLarson. Wish I had a good answer.

    It sounds silly to me to potentially allow some really bad dudes the opportunity to embark on a trip here from overseas like that....but then again, I only am a peon in a local guvmint office, not one of my alleged superiors running a federal department.

     

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