[2012-08-01] JL006 NRT-JFK turned around due to bomb hoax

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  1. JALPak
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    JAL issued this notice on its website earlier regarding JL006 (NRT-JFK) on Aug 1 2012

    http://www.jal.co.jp/en/info/other/120801.html

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    They didn't specify what the security reasons are but according to Japan local news reports, JAL has received an email stating there are planted explosive on the flights to JFK at around 13:26 JST, about 2 hours after takeoff.

    For security reasons, JL006 turned around and returned to NRT. All 247 passengers and 18 crew members landed safely without injuries at 20:08 JST (apparently they had a full flight, W82 only has 246 seats, so there must be at least 1 infant onboard too). JAL switched aircraft and departed again at 22:36 JST with an estimated arrival time of 21:46 EST (10.5 hours delay). They performed a thorough search and no suspicious objects were found.

    Local news reports:
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20120801-OYT1T01440.htm
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120801-00001440-yom-soci

    JL005 from JFK to NRT on Aug 1 is also delayed as a result.

    http://www.ar.jal.com/arl/cms/contents/en/special_news_002485.html

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    Turns out the threat was related to the Aum Shinrikyo cult. They demanded the release of Shoko Asahara.

    http://japandailypress.com/japan-airlines-flight-threatened-with-bomb-returns-to-narita-028101

     

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