Shoes almost on fire during United flight
Posted 4/7/10 , edited 4/7/10
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXPFoBdxsw&feature=player_embedded


(CNN) -- A disturbance aboard a United Airlines flight en route to Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday night resulted in a passenger with Qatar diplomatic credentials being taken into custody, federal authorities said.

First reports were that the incident involved an attempt to set a shoe on fire, but specifics of the situation were unclear.

Fran Townsend, a former homeland security official under President George W. Bush's White House, told CNN that the person involved was a Qatar diplomat.

The Boeing 757 carrying 157 passengers and six crew members took off from Reagan National Airport in Washington.

Two F-16 fighters responded to the incident and intercepted the United jet, escorting it to the Denver airport. The United flight landed safely at approximately 6:50 p.m. (8:50 p.m. ET).

Crew members asked law enforcement officials to meet the plane, said United spokesman Mike Trevino. The FBI has responded to the incident.

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"The situation is under control," said one of the law enforcement officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


EDIT: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/07/us.airliner.disturbance/index.html?hpt=T1

I am speechless. Now we have to fly wth airline-issued sandals lol~ imagine the stench =.='
Posted 4/7/10
Link don't work for CNN story.


lmao if they take away people's right to wear shoes,people will protest & I'm definitely never getting on a airplane. I'll go by boat or something.
If they issue airline admissible sandals, foot fungus & athlete's foot will increase o_O
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mystic17 wrote:

Link don't work for CNN story.


lmao if they take away people's right to wear shoes,people will protest & I'm definitely never getting on a airplane. I'll go by boat or something.
If they issue airline admissible sandals, foot fungus & athlete's foot will increase o_O

Link works for me.

Why would they take away people's right to wear shoes? The concern was explosives not shoes.

Media still over exaggerating things, some guy was smoking in an airplane bathroom, big deal.
Posted 4/7/10
It works now cause he changed it.
& I have no idea. the media likes to scare people & exaggerate things. I hope they won't take away our shoes really
Posted 4/7/10
I have to admit I got a good laugh when this news update flashed across my phone. Leave it to CNN to overly dramatize the incident, wait until Rick Sanchez gets a hold of this.
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Posted 4/8/10
Wait, when i heard this on CNN, the story sounded much more serious...
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