November 22, 2015

Two planes searched in Halifax over bomb threats

Brian LilleyArchive

The RCMP was kept busy overnight and into the early morning with two different bomb threats at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport.

The first threat came when a Turkish Air flight from New York City to Istanbul made an emergency landing at Stanfield in the early hours Sunday.

The plane was emptied of passengers and crew while police dogs searched the cabin and luggage.

The entire process took several hours to complete

Police officials say they are looking to establish the origin of the threat and the person or persons responsible. 

Shortly after that emergency was done with and the Turkish Air flight was en route to Istanbul the second threat came in concerning a WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary.

Just as with the earlier flight, the RCMP assisted with a full search of the plane and nothing was found. 

As with the earlier threat, the RCMP is refusing to comment on details of threats or their origin saying only that they are searching for those responsible.

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commented 2015-11-22 19:01:28 -0500
SUE DIOTTE commented 8 hours ago – Trudeau’s concern for “carbon footprint” is a front to shutting down oil exports in Canada.

Why? Because Canadian oil exports, now going to the US, would also go to China.

Trudeau gets a large kickback from Russia and Saudi, who currently export vast quantities of oil to China. And so Saudi and Russia pay off Canadian politicians to kill the oil industry.

Trudeau’s narrative (and Alberta’s narrative) are absolutely absurd when you think of these politicians as patriots working in the best interest of Canadians. But Trudeau makes perfect sense in the context of being paid by foreign interests (and murdering Canadian oil in the process).

You may recall that liberals committing crimes is a minor detail between themselves and stealing someone else’s cash – hint: is rhymes with schmad-scam.
commented 2015-11-22 14:33:41 -0500
False alarms are a danger – it leads to a lackadaisical attitude – and then you hit them with the real one – higher casualty numbers – so all you security folks out there remember – be careful and be exacting.

Always be of the attitude the next one will not be a fake
commented 2015-11-22 13:03:10 -0500
Aren’t false alarms a part of the terror strategy? After several, people become complacent and desensitized to the threat. Travel delays and flight diversions become a part of the ‘the new normal’ and the populace moves on to the next front page issue. Not to mention the cost (as someone said below) of all these delays and searches. Funny, how there have been multiple bomb threats against North American flights this week and not a word from PM Zoolander, but a few small incidents and alleged incidents of ‘hate crimes’ and he feels the need to issue a statement chastising his flock about tolerance and acceptance towards Muslims.
commented 2015-11-22 12:45:21 -0500
And so it begins…………………..
commented 2015-11-22 11:31:51 -0500
Eileen McRae said, “We have it straight from the horse’s mouth – JT.”

Mouth? I think there is another body part that is more appropriate, typically found on the other end.
commented 2015-11-22 11:28:27 -0500
@ Henry Reardon – I think you are on to something there. It also has the secondary effect of altering out way of life to accommodate the extra security and also make the people nervous. Problem is, what other way is there to react.
commented 2015-11-22 11:19:40 -0500
Terrorists do NOT pose a threat to Canada! We have it straight from the horse’s mouth – JT. So, be good little boys and girls, and go to sleep with the reassurance of our fearless leader!
commented 2015-11-22 11:15:36 -0500
Trudeau isn’t concerned about Islamization and terrorists attacks as much as he is concerned about the carbon footprint. Heaven forbid anyone have a campfire and cook hot dogs and marshmallows!
commented 2015-11-22 10:36:29 -0500
UN is calling for a world wide coalition to fight ISIS. UK has just purchased 138 new stealth fighter aircraft at a cost of12Bn pounds sterling and is sending two new aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean.

Our brave new leader? He is running away, like the coward that he is. His Muslim friends have him well trained.
commented 2015-11-22 10:32:22 -0500
There have certainly been a lot of false alarms lately, especially with regards to bombs on flights. And, of course, the actual bombing of the Russian aircraft leaving Egypt. I have a feeling that it’s all part of an economic warfare ploy: call in lots of false alarms to waste significant money in delayed and diverted flights and also test readiness of security agencies. Lest anyone get too complacent and decide they are ALL false alarms, they blow up a plane now and again so that security precautions can’t be dialed back and the costs keep going up. The alarms increase unease in the travelling public and make us just a little more willing to plead for mercy rather than fight back. Non-essential travel will also get cut back, reducing earnings for the travel industry, hotels, etc.
commented 2015-11-22 10:23:10 -0500
It seems that the expected big bangs, turned out to be little puffs, just like our new Prime Minister.