Wednesday, August 23, 2006

F-16s escort jet back to Schiphol

With the current government and media campaigns to spread more terror of terrorism throughout the world, I suppose more of these emergencies will occur.

With more ever more invasive security precautions in place and the media explaining on a regular basis, that they don't work, what are people supposed to be thinking?

Is it any wonder that more people would suffer anxiety when flying?

Now we don't yet know what their unruly behavior was. Perhaps they a had a few drinks and wanted to sing songs. Perhaps they were nervous and making other people more nervous.

What ever it is, I wonder if this flight had been turned around if it had occurred in 1999?

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (CNN) -- A Northwest Airlines flight bound for India was escorted back to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport by F-16 fighter jets on Wednesday.


The airport spokeswoman said the pilot had requested to return to Amsterdam and after the plane landed, there were some arrests.

She would not specify if those arrested were passengers.

Sources told Dutch journalist Marijn Tebbens that the disturbance was the result of some unruly passengers. The plane landed safely at 11:39 a.m. (5:39 a.m. ET), the sources said.


At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be such a problem if they quit flying so much;)


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