NORAD Fighters Intercept Korean Airlines Aircraft After Bomb Scare


Almost 150 passengers on board a Korean Airlines Boeing 777 were diverted from their route Tuesday amid concerns that an explosive might be on board.

Korean Airlines says a bomb threat was called in shortly after the plane took off from the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia.

NORAD sent two F-15 fighters from Portland, Ore. to intercept the plane soon after the threat was called in. The fighters escorted the plane to the Canadian Forces Base Comox, where the 149 passengers and the flight crew disembarked. They were sent to a secure location while the plane was searched.

A spokesman with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says the plane is still being searched Wednesday morning.

The same Korean Air flight was the subject of a similar bomb threat Monday, but was cleared for take-off after a two-hour search.

The plane was en route to Seoul Tuesday before it was grounded. An airline spokeswoman says passengers and crew will be given a new departure time.

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  • by mason on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:43 PM
    Accept the nwo nath lol serve us well or be underground in a facility at D.I.A
  • by AJ on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:55 AM
    This makes up for the 9/11 glitch.
  • by Brian on Apr 11, 2012 at 05:20 AM
    Just incase anyone was curious: I read on CNN that shortly after the plane took off a bomb threat was called in.
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      by Jack on Apr 11, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to Brian
      It wasn't NORAD too, it was Team America World Police.
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        by Nath on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:18 AM in reply to Jack
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          by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM in reply to Nath
          Notice how the CIA is coming out of the closet about their ops? No need trying to inform people anymore. They will accept anything. Gladly. Bring on the drones if it keeps us safe.
  • by Hard on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:51 AM
    As opposed to you!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
    This will be interesting.
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