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Dani
08-10-2006, 04:57 AM
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1230417,00.html

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/08/10/uk.terror/index.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm



A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.
It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.

Police were searching premises with 21 people in custody after arrests in the London area and West Midlands.

High security is causing delays at all UK airports. The threat level to the UK has been raised by MI5 to critical.

According to MI5's website, critical threat level - the highest - means "an attack is expected imminently and indicates an extremely high level of threat to the UK".

Heathrow Airport has been closed to all incoming flights that are not already in the air, while several outbound services have been cancelled.

The airport is crammed with thousands of passengers, while at Stansted more than 2,000 people are queuing to pass through customs.



Transparent bags

The Department for Transport set out the details of the security measures at UK airports.

Passengers are not allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said.

Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

Cuts
08-10-2006, 05:15 AM
Seen mate - it appears to have buggered up my flight.

Dani
08-11-2006, 07:18 AM
'Air plot' suspects: Names released.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4782343.stm

Two of the suspects left "martyrdom tapes," according to sources familiar with the details of the British investigation.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/08/11/terror.plot/index.html

Dani
08-11-2006, 08:42 AM
As a side note:



Ray Watson figured the ban on carrying liquids onto flights would prove a boon for one industry: makers of toiletries.
"I can't imagine all the millions of dollars that the Colgate-Palmolives are going to reap from this," said Watson, 40, of Denver, as he waited to pick up his luggage at Los Angeles International Airport. "The Dumpsters in Phoenix were filled with shampoo and toothpaste."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/08/11/terror.passengers.ap/index.html

Dani
08-11-2006, 08:52 AM
'Air plot' suspects: Names released.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4782343.stm



Suspect Don Stewart-Whyte changed his name to Abdul Waheed
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5330/abdulwaheeduq1.png
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4783141.stm

pdf27
08-11-2006, 10:04 AM
Well, that's their chance of a fair trial gone out the window...

PLT.SGT.BAKER
08-12-2006, 12:09 AM
I don't like this at all, now theres a ban on liquids. Does this also mean a ban on liquids in luggage?

2nd of foot
08-12-2006, 11:08 AM
No just carry on ie stuff you take into the cabin.

Unfortunately I do not think you can get foreign news for subjudicy. Home Sec was very clear about this on Wednesday but the US are not taking any notice. Same as Bush being told by Blair “no leaks”.

Lancer44
08-14-2006, 12:33 AM
As for us Australians travelling for 22 or more hours without toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shaver etc. make travelling such humiliating and miserable experience, that I opt for driving up the coast on my next holiday.
Bugger Europe and cheap beer...
I know that anything is better than dropping into the ocean because of some psycho having petrol instead of scotch in his duty free bag, but soon passengers will travel naked and shackled to the seats.
Good 'ol times are gone forever...

SS Tiger
08-14-2006, 01:23 AM
Suspect Don Stewart-Whyte changed his name to Abdul Waheed
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5330/abdulwaheeduq1.png
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4783141.stm

I guess he thought there would be less chance of being caught if he changed his name to that? :rolleyes:

I'm glad this plot was foiled, it would have been 1000s dead. I'm lucky because I'm not flying again until the end of October, so I hope the restrictions are lifted by then.

Gen. Sandworm
08-14-2006, 02:47 AM
Seen mate - it appears to have buggered up my flight.

I know the feeling seems like this shit happens around the time I get ready to cross the atlantic. If they are not f**king up my country(or allies of my country) then they are f**king up my flight plans. Damn terrorists.