BANGOR, Maine – A former member of the U.S. Air Force on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed he had explosives in his luggage and a fake passport, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to be diverted to Maine on Tuesday, U.S. officials said.
The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters and because the investigation was ongoing, said the man was a former member of the active duty Air Force until last year. The officials would not say what rank he held or the type of discharge he received. The man claimed he had a fake passport, but the passport was authentic, they said.
There were 235 passengers and 13 crew aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 273, which landed safely just after at 3:30 p.m. at Bangor International Airport, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said.
Answer by neebug3766 at 8:07 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
I'm pretty sure he didn't have anything, WHY ruin your life??
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:21 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 9:11 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:19 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by 29again at 11:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Don't know, I did not know the guy and I was not there.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:33 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
funny how all of sweets posts are about "bad" things that our servicemen do. Yes honey, we know you are against the military. But there are criminals in every job...priests, doctors, military, teachers, mechanics, cashiers, sahms, Mcdonalds' burger flippers, farmers, actors, and I could go on forever. Yawn your posts bore me to tears.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:11 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
You can't there are crazies on all walks of earth... maybe the AF guy was disgruntled? His wife left him because of deployments? He lost his brother? He was drunk? Who knows but your anti military shit is old.
Exactly. Sweet, we get it. You don't like the military. You enjoy picking out the small group of wackos to make themilitary look bad. But when someone picks out the small group of leftist violent protests, you either ignore, or say you don't condone their behavior.. So WHAT IS YOUR POINT?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:25 AM on Apr. 28, 2010