Pilot On Approach To Philadelphia International Airport Reports Blast Outside Plane, Woman On Flight From Paris Claims To Have Bomb
Two strange incidents today in the air …
“PHILADELPHIA INT’L AIRPORT – May 22, 2012 — A runway at Philadelphia International Airport was briefly closed on Tuesday afternoon after a pilot on approach reportedly saw a smoke trail and felt a blast.
The FAA tells Action News that U.S. Airways Flight 4321 from Elmira-Corning Regional Airport was on final approach when the pilot saw something coming from the ground with a smoke trail.
The pilot said something seemed to detonate off the right side of the plane, but didn’t hit the plane.
The plane was about one-and-a-half miles from landing and 500 feet in the air.
Runway 17 was closed from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The FAA is investigating.” Source – ABC News.
Plane from Paris diverted after passenger claims to have a ‘surgically-implanted device’ – “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.” Read more.