August 23, 2006

Another Curious Incident**

While reading the news at lunch I spotted this article at MSNBC.Com.

A snippet of what caught my attention:

Passengers on Dutch flight arrested
Jet bound for India escorted back to Amsterdam after suspicious activity

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for India back to an airport here Wednesday after the pilot radioed for help, and police arrested 12 passengers who had aroused suspicions, authorities said.

Worth keeping an eye on as far as I'm concerned.

Anyone else see anything on this out there?

**MORE @ 3:45pm 8/23/06:

Via CNN:

Some of the passengers pulled out cell phones during the flight and appeared to be trying to pass the cell phones to other passengers, a U.S. government official said.

In addition, some passengers unfastened their seatbelts while the light requiring they be fastened was still illuminated, the official said.

That was enough for U.S. air marshals aboard the DC-10 to break their cover. Flight attendants ordered the passengers to heed the orders of the marshals, the official added.

Posted by Tammi at August 23, 2006 02:19 PM | TrackBack
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