Plane returns to gate because of note in Florida

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Fisher1949, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    yes, but you live in a world where toilet paper fluff can cause a whole plane to be evacuated...
     
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  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    If it didn't involve a rescreening Grape, I'd carry around pre-written notes with me and leave them, at random, on planes just to wreak havoc on a broken and stupid system.

    PS - Fisher1949, that has got to be one of the most awesomest avatars I have ever seen!
     
  4. The 6th Floor

    The 6th Floor Original Member

    "Suspicious" notes like these were fairly common. If found by a flight crew while the plane was still on the ground, then the probability of the plane returning to the gate was very high. There was even a higher probability the aircraft would be deplaned and the cabin searched. Now what constitutes "suspicious" can be defined differently by different people. It's not cheap to bring a plane back to the gate (or return to the field if airborne) a delay of nature will cut into a flight crew's duty time. Additionally the aircraft will have to be refueled before the decision is made as to what will happen to the flight.
     

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