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Thread: Bomb Threat Diverts Aruba-Bound Plane to Ireland

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    Bomb Threat Diverts Aruba-Bound Plane to Ireland

    Dutch Flier's Bomb Threat Diverts Aruba-Bound Plane to Ireland
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    DUBLIN — Irish police say they have arrested a 44-year-old Dutch man who claimed he had planted a bomb on a charter aircraft, leading the pilot to divert to Ireland.
    The Arkefly aircraft was carrying 224 passengers and 11 crew members from its Amsterdam base to the Caribbean resort island of Aruba when its pilot landed Wednesday at Shannon Airport in western Ireland.
    The pilot told Shannon air controllers the man was verbally threatening and scaring other passengers. Arkefly said the man was "unstable and aggressive" and shouted out several bomb threats.
    Police said they were obliged to search the aircraft because of the man's claims but they found nothing suspicious.
    The flight is expected to continue to Aruba without the arrested man later Wednesday.
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    A couple of additional reports

    "Plane grounded after emergency landing

    Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:02
    An aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport because of an unruly passenger has now been grounded at Shannon after gardaí decided to carry out a search of the plane.

    It is understood the captain requested permission to land after a male passenger became difficult.

    The Boeing 767 aircraft with 224 passengers on board was chartered by ArkeFly, which is the Dutch arm of TUI.

    It was bringing passengers from Amsterdam to the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean.

    The 44-year-old Dutch national was arrested by gardaí and airport police and is being questioned at Shannon Garda Station.

    Gardaí have now taken the decision to carry out a complete search of the hold of the aircraft, as well as searching and questioning passengers.

    The aircraft has been parked remotely at Shannon to allow for its flight time to expire.

    A replacement aircraft is being sent from Amsterdam to take the stranded passengers to the Carribean.

    The new plane is due to arrive in Shannon shortly before 5pm and is expected to resume its journey to Aruba this evening."

    Story from RTÉ News:

    Plane makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

    A transatlantic flight carrying 224 passengers has been forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland after a security alert.

    It was travelling from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Aruba when it requested to land at Shannon because of difficulties with an unruly passenger.

    The pilot of the Arkefly flight made the request at 1030 GMT.

    The plane landed safely and Irish police have arrested a 44-year-old man who is a Dutch national.

    He is currently being detained at Shannon Garda Station.

    A spokesperson for the airport said the Boeing 767 aircraft would be staying at Shannon "for some time" as Irish police were carrying out a search.

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    what is wrong with people?
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    People are unbelieveable these days !
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