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Old 12-22-2001, 08:37 PM   #1
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Flight diverted to Boston after passenger tries to ignite

A passenger on a jetliner bound from Paris to Miami tried to ignite an "improvised explosive" in his shoe Saturday, but the crew and fellow passengers subdued him, authorities said. The plane, escorted by military jets, landed safely in Boston.

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Old 12-22-2001, 08:37 PM   #2
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Flight diverted to Boston after passenger tries to ignite

A passenger on a jetliner bound from Paris to Miami tried to ignite an "improvised explosive" in his shoe Saturday, but the crew and fellow passengers subdued him, authorities said. The plane, escorted by military jets, landed safely in Boston.

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Old 12-22-2001, 08:54 PM   #3
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Old 12-25-2001, 08:44 PM   #5
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Report: Shoe Bomb Explosives Suggest Accomplice

Report: Shoe Bomb Explosives Suggest Accomplice

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BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI (news - web sites) believes the shoe bombs found on a man suspected of trying to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight were so cunningly made that he probably had an accomplice, The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday.

The man, carrying a British passport in the name Richard Reid, was in federal custody on Tuesday after allegedly trying to ignite explosives packed in his shoes during the American Airlines flight on Saturday
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Old 12-25-2001, 08:44 PM   #6
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Report: Shoe Bomb Explosives Suggest Accomplice

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BOSTON (Reuters) - The FBI (news - web sites) believes the shoe bombs found on a man suspected of trying to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight were so cunningly made that he probably had an accomplice, The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday.

The man, carrying a British passport in the name Richard Reid, was in federal custody on Tuesday after allegedly trying to ignite explosives packed in his shoes during the American Airlines flight on Saturday
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Old 12-26-2001, 12:14 AM   #7
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Security firm warned twice about suspect in shoe bombing

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Security firm warned twice about suspect in shoe bombing

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Old 12-26-2001, 01:31 AM   #9
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I found this the most interesting part of the article that dbaker linked to.

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HOUSTON-L.A. FLIGHT DIVERTED

Meanwhile in Texas, a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles was diverted to El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday after a passenger became unruly, a Continental spokesman said.

The passenger was not immediately identified and there were no details concerning his behavior on the plane -- a Boeing 757 with 183 passengers and seven crew members aboard.

No injuries were immediately reported. ``Expectations are the flight will continue,'' Messing said.
I dislike the fact that an unruly passenger can cause a plane to divert
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Old 12-26-2001, 01:31 AM   #10
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I found this the most interesting part of the article that dbaker linked to.

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HOUSTON-L.A. FLIGHT DIVERTED

Meanwhile in Texas, a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles was diverted to El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday after a passenger became unruly, a Continental spokesman said.

The passenger was not immediately identified and there were no details concerning his behavior on the plane -- a Boeing 757 with 183 passengers and seven crew members aboard.

No injuries were immediately reported. ``Expectations are the flight will continue,'' Messing said.
I dislike the fact that an unruly passenger can cause a plane to divert
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Old 12-26-2001, 05:49 PM   #11
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I don't understand what you're suggesting.
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Old 12-26-2001, 05:49 PM   #12
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I don't understand what you're suggesting.
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What I'm saying is that it is horrible that any idiot that acts dumb, can cause everyone on the plane to freak out, and make them divert the plane. I understand why this is done, but I would hate to have it happen to me. I mean, can't they just depressurize the cabin from 14psi to 7psi and nock everyone out. Well, maybe that's a little drastic, but, still somebody getting pissed and upset, probably because they were in the middle seat is no reason to cut a flight short.
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What I'm saying is that it is horrible that any idiot that acts dumb, can cause everyone on the plane to freak out, and make them divert the plane. I understand why this is done, but I would hate to have it happen to me. I mean, can't they just depressurize the cabin from 14psi to 7psi and nock everyone out. Well, maybe that's a little drastic, but, still somebody getting pissed and upset, probably because they were in the middle seat is no reason to cut a flight short.
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:35 PM   #15
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The events on the plane as told by a passenger

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My flight to Cancun was late. That is, my flight from Paris to Miami (connecting to Cancun) was late. That is, American Airlines flight 63 on the 22nd Dec was late. I was sitted in 28E...
It's not very long, but interesting none-the-less
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:35 PM   #16
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The events on the plane as told by a passenger

I ripped this url right from the K5 queue:

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My flight to Cancun was late. That is, my flight from Paris to Miami (connecting to Cancun) was late. That is, American Airlines flight 63 on the 22nd Dec was late. I was sitted in 28E...
It's not very long, but interesting none-the-less
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Old 03-04-2002, 08:37 PM   #17
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Update: Prosecutors to Simulate Blast in Shoe Bomber Case

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Prosecutors preparing for the trial of Richard Reid, accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic flight in December with bombs in his shoes, said on Monday they planned to recreate the explosive device and set it off before the trial.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Feeley told U.S. District Judge William Young that prosecutors wanted to use the simulation during Reid's trial to show jurors what the bomb could have done to the plane.
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Update: Prosecutors to Simulate Blast in Shoe Bomber Case

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Prosecutors preparing for the trial of Richard Reid, accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic flight in December with bombs in his shoes, said on Monday they planned to recreate the explosive device and set it off before the trial.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Feeley told U.S. District Judge William Young that prosecutors wanted to use the simulation during Reid's trial to show jurors what the bomb could have done to the plane.
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U.S.: Shoe Bomb Suspect Had Help

U.S.: Shoe Bomb Suspect Had Help

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The man suspected of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with a bomb in his shoe told his mother that he had a duty as a Muslim to "help remove oppressive American forces," according to court documents released Thursday.

The documents also say Richard Reid "was not unassisted in his efforts to destroy Flight 63" and that he was ruled out as the source of a human hair and palm print found in the bombs.

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday that the FBI now believes "an al-Qaida bomb maker" constructed the shoe bomb.
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U.S.: Shoe bomb suspect confessed

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Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Richard Reid, the British man accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with bombs in his shoes, has confessed to the failed terrorist attack, telling investigators he hoped to damage the U.S. economy by destroying confidence in the transportation system.
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