Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal wifi ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

The worrying wifi name was seen on a Thomson plane due to depart from Cancun to Gatwick

After security officials failed to find the culprit, the flight from Cancun to Gatwick was cancelled

A security incident was declared as holidaymakers were in their seats awaiting take-off from Cancun, in Mexico, to the UK.

A recruitment firm boss, returning after a holiday with his girlfriend, on Flight TOM039 from Cancun at midnight, said: “As I sat in my seat I noticed one of the options for wifi connection on my phone relating to being a jihadist. I accosted a member of cabin crew, who took my phone up to the cockpit

When no-one took responsibility for the wifi name, the pilot called the police.

The plane was delayed for a day as no-one owned up to creating the wifi name

There was then a delay of two and a half hours while officers boarded the jet and inspected passengers’ electronic equipment.

As word spread throughout the cabin about the terror threat, women began crying and demanding to be left off the plane.The plane was meant to take off from Cancun, in Mexico

Sniffer dogs and armed police were called to examine the aircraft.

After security officials failed to find the wifi culprit, the flight to Gatwick was cancelled and all passengers sent back to a hotel for another night.

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ALERT Counter terror police arrest man at London Stansted Airport as he tried to fly to Syria

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man at Stansted Airport, Essex, who is believed to have been planning to travel to Syria.

The man was due to board a flight bound for Turkey on Tuesday evening when he was stopped by police and held on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Scotland Yard have confirmed his arrest is not connected to Monday night’s devastating Manchester terror attack, which left 22 people dead.

The man has been taken to a south London police station, where he is being detained under the Terrorism Act.

Authorities are now searching two residential addresses in north London in connection with the arrest.

EMERGENCY US Air Force C-5 Galaxy emergency landing with nose gear up at Rota Air Base in Spain

A USAF C-5 Galaxy airlifter has safely slid to a stop after making a successful emergency landing at the Rota Air Base in Spain after its nose landing gear failed to extend correctly.

Fire crews stood by as the huge aircraft circled for an hour to burn off fuel and the flight deck ran through a “wheels up, crash landing” checklist.

The aircrew eventually got the landing gear to extend roughly 6 inches and made a text book landing.

Luckily  the wheels were far enough out that the Galaxy actually only suffered minimal damage and the 21 passengers in the troop compartment were safely evacuated.

EMERGENCY China Eastern #MU765 slid off the runway at Hong Kong International Airport

China Easter Flight #MU765 from Nanjing landed at Hong Kong International Airport at 1051 LT today.

The Airbus A321 (B-6366) slid off the runway as it was making its way to the gate.

The accident came as thundery showers battered the territory.

No injuries were reported but the incident was causing flight delays, as the North Runway was closed temporarily.

EMERGENCY United Airlines #UA1579 evacuated on tarmac at Newark Airport after engine fire

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was was shut down late on Tuesday night when 131 people were evacuated from a United Airlines flight after flames were spotted coming from one of the jet’s engines.

United Airlines Flight #UA1579 was on a taxiway bound for San Francisco at about 2100 ET when the flames were seen coming from the right-side engine, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a written statement.

Five people suffered minor injuries during the incident and travelers should expect delays throughout the night.

The Boeing 757 had been carrying 124 passengers and seven crew members.

Flight tracking website issued an alert that all inbound flights were being held at Newark until at least 2300 ET.

BREAKING easyJet flight #U28909 evacuated at London Gatwick due to white powder found onboard


EasyJet flight #UA8909 to Pula was evacuated this morning after suspect white powder was found on board.

  • UPDATE 1335 UTC Unknown substance confirmed as baby milk powder!

Passengers have been disembarked and are currently in the terminal where they have been provided with refreshments.

Firefighters with specialist equipment from Kent are inside the aircraft to take samples of the powder.

EasyJet statement:

easyJet can confirm that earlier today flight EZY8909 from London Gatwick to Pula was delayed after a unidentified substance was found onboard. The plane has now been cleared by the authorities after the substance was found to be harmless.

Passengers were initially disembarked as a precaution and waited in the terminal where they were provided with updates and refreshments. Passengers have reboarded and the aircraft will depart shortly.



BREAKING South Korean military fires shot an unidentified object flying from North Korea

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South Korean military has reportedly fired shots at an object flying across the border from the North.

Yonhap news agency reported, without citing a source, that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea.

It said South Korea was analyzing whether a North Korean drone had crossed the border.

More to follow…

NEWS Unruly passenger forces United Airlines #UA87 to divert to San Francisco (video)

An United Airlines flight from China to Newark was forced to make an unscheduled stop at San Francisco International Airport after the flight crew became exhausted from delays caused by an unruly passenger while the plane was boarding in Shanghai, officials said.

Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, a passenger became unruly after boarding United Airlines Flight 87 at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport Sunday for a direct flight to Newark International, United Airlines said in a statement.

The unidentified passenger became agitated after being denied an upgrade. He stood up and yelled at passengers and demanded he be allowed to use two seats in his row that had already been assigned to others.

The outburst delayed the flight as attendants tried unsuccessfully to calm him down.

The unruly passenger “refused to comply with crew member instructions and became increasingly disruptive when asked to deplane the aircraft,” United said in its statement.

BREAKING Gothenburg Airport evacuated after traces of explosives found in luggage

Gothenburg airport has been evacuated after a bag with “traces of explosives” was discovered in the departure hall.

The suspect object was believed to have been found in the departure hall of Landvetter airport, located just outside Gothenburg, by airport staff after it was found standing at a counter in the departure hall.

Checkout staff made several calls over the tannoy to find the owner, but when no-one came forward they called police after discovering what they thought to be a ‘dangerous object’.

A spokesperson has said “We did an analysis and it indicated explosives,”

Police and emergency services rushed to the scene, blocking doors and other exits to prevent travellers from accessing the airport.

Those inside have also been evacuated and moved to a safe place while investigations continue.

Tommy Nyman, police spokesman, said: “We will also evacuate some people who have already checked in at the terminal.”