Author Topic: PIA plane inbound to Manchester diverted to Stansted with RAF fighter escort  (Read 300 times)

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Offline Santagranddad

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An inbound Pakistan International Airlines passenger aeroplane has this afternoon has been diverted to Stansted Airport and taken to an isolated apron within a police cordon. Stansted, Essex, and Prestwick, Scotland, are the designated airports to receive aircraft suspected to be compromised by terrorist activity.

Two men reported by a female passenger as repeatedly trying to enter the cockpit and issued threats. They were immediately taken off on landing and have been arrested "for endangering an aircraft".
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They're no doubt simply enraged about Tesco's manipulative trade tactics and oppressive western capitalism. Maybe mad about Britain being the only thing that ever brought any kind of actual healthcare to their country and being the absolutely only reason they're not all swilling in disease any more?

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They're no doubt simply enraged about Tesco's manipulative trade tactics and oppressive western capitalism. Maybe mad about Britain being the only thing that ever brought any kind of actual healthcare to their country and being the absolutely only reason they're not all swilling in disease any more?

Being "half-devil, and half-child" these "sullen peoples" can't help themselves sometimes. Keep shouldering that burden though, it's only AD 2013.

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They're no doubt simply enraged about Tesco's manipulative trade tactics and oppressive western capitalism. Maybe mad about Britain being the only thing that ever brought any kind of actual healthcare to their country and being the absolutely only reason they're not all swilling in disease any more?

Sky had a lengthy telephone conversation with a female passenger of Pakistani origin. The pilot told the passengers weather conditions were too bad at Manchester to land, and they were being diverted consequently. The passengers were then disembarked and escorted to coaches under guard. They were not allowed to take even a coat or jacket - and it's darned cold here. The Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal Team have now arrived and gone on board. This development may simply be Standard Operating Procedure.

This weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend.

Had to laugh about the Tesco quip, my nearest store had armed cops called to disarm an angry man with a knife attack the cash tills. He got Tasered. The things some people will do to get a refund! That day I opted for a trip to Sainsbury's instead.
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Offline Jason.Wike

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They're no doubt simply enraged about Tesco's manipulative trade tactics and oppressive western capitalism. Maybe mad about Britain being the only thing that ever brought any kind of actual healthcare to their country and being the absolutely only reason they're not all swilling in disease any more?

Being "half-devil, and half-child" these "sullen peoples" can't help themselves sometimes. Keep shouldering that burden though, it's only AD 2013.

What? What I said is a paraphrase something Tarek Fatah said years ago... He's pretty fond of reminding people what societies invented medicine, democracy, women's suffrage, emancipation and universal literacy - and which ones didn't (though, of course not everyone thinks those are good. They could be trying to sterilize your children with that polio vaccine, right?)

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Understand that within the last hour Essex Police now consider the matter a criminal rather than a terrorist one.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 01:08:00 PM by Santagranddad »