Jets Scrambled to Escort Diverted U.S. Flight from Paris

May 22, 2012

A US Airways jet flying from Paris to North Carolina was diverted after a French woman handed a flight attendant a note stating she had a surgically-implanted device, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-NY).

The Charlotte-bound jet landed in Maine after the incident, which an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." King said the woman, who was arrested, had no scars. Sources told Fox News investigators believe the "passenger never posed a threat." 

The passenger, who is originally from Cameroon, had no checked baggage and was planning to stay in the U.S. for 10 days, sources told Fox News. The incident came just weeks after CIA thwarted the new underwear plot and just weeks after more reports surfaced over concerns that terrorists could hide bombs inside their bodies.

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

"She behaved in a surprising manner," a source said of the unnamed passenger. Another official says the passenger appeared to be mentally unstable.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/22/paris-us-flight-diverted-for-ecurity-issue/#ixzz1vdgqic6W

 


blog comments powered by Disqus

Hillary Clinton's claim about Democrats in the WH doesn't jibe with reality? SHOCKER!

May 28, 2016  03:57 PM

"Young people do better" when Democrats are in the White House?

The post Hillary Clinton’s claim about Democrats in the WH doesn’t jibe with reality? SHOCKER! appeared first on twitchy.com.

Convention venue not YUGE enough? Trump reportedly wants 'big stadium' for acceptance speech

May 28, 2016  02:23 PM

YUGE https://t.co/mCmsGzKjoT — LeBron Jones (@MarchaelDordan) May 28, 2016 The Republican Convention in Cleveland will be held at Quicken Loans Arena, which has a seating capacity of just over 20,000 people for basketball games. Donald Trump’s campaign reportedly might seek a size upgrade when it comes to his acceptance speech venue. There are a couple […]

The post Convention venue not YUGE enough? Trump reportedly wants ‘big stadium’ for acceptance speech appeared first on twitchy.com.

What's missing from this CNN headline about Kate Steinle family's lawsuit?

May 28, 2016  11:53 AM

"Get it right."

The post What’s missing from this CNN headline about Kate Steinle family’s lawsuit? appeared first on twitchy.com.

What's he trying to say? TSA chief's statement about analyzing staffing needs gets translated

May 28, 2016  10:38 AM

"Know what this means?"

The post What’s he trying to say? TSA chief’s statement about analyzing staffing needs gets translated appeared first on twitchy.com.

Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit against federal agencies and sanctuary city loving former SF sheriff

May 28, 2016  09:37 AM

"Enough is enough."

The post Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit against federal agencies and sanctuary city loving former SF sheriff appeared first on twitchy.com.

FSM Archives

10 year FSM Anniversary

More in PUBLICATIONS ( 1 OF 25 ARTICLES )