Thursday, August 24, 2006

Leaky dike. Put your finger in it.

The Netherlands have arrested 12 suspects from a US Northwest Airlines plane after it was determined they were acting suspiciously.

Dutch police arrested 12 passengers behaving suspiciously on a U.S. Northwest Airlines plane bound for India that was forced to turn back to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday.

Police arrested 12 of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai, which turned back to Amsterdam due to security concerns after the crew reported suspicious behaviour, officials said. Two Dutch fighter jets accompanied the plane back to Schiphol.
At the time of writing I jumped over to the various "terror watch" sites to see what they had on this and found... well, they were all snoring away. Nobody had this, so no peeing of pants.

For what it's worth, the Dutch have a much better handle on this than most countries.

But the return of the Northwest plane did not lead to heightened security on Wednesday, an airport spokeswoman said.

She added that it also had not affected other flights at Schiphol, Europe's third largest cargo airport and fourth biggest passenger hub.

Dutch airport officials said the Northwest pilot decided to turn back his 273-seat DC10-30 when it was in German airspace.
I don't know how the Dutch did it without the bed-wetters cycling into their normal hysterics.


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