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Passenger jet...SABOTAGED...after person gains access to airport

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Passenger jet is SABOTAGED before it is due to take off in Sweden after person gains access to airport area

- The aircraft was parked in a hanger when the sabotage was discovered
- Police say a person managed to gain access to the airport 
- Specialist officers and a dog team are now examining the site of the break-in
- The airport has been closed and so far there have been no arrests
 
Aircraft is a Next Jet twin turboprop - appears to be a BAE ATP (Advanced Turbo-Prop).
 
There is no information in the linked article about the nature of the sabotage.
 
John

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1 hour ago, allardjd said:
 
There is no information in the linked article about the nature of the sabotage.
 
John

 

Good, no sense in giving copycats ideas. There are too many things easy enough to break without giving people "directions".

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A worrying development, but many of the little regional airports are far too easy to gain access to. Bournemouth being a case in point, the road around the back of the airport often has the one security box unmanned and it is very easy to get airside on that airport. I have done so on several occasions when plane spotting. When the original museum was in use, there was only a two bar wooden fence between the picnic area and a live taxiway! I hate to say it but I think the next air related terror attack will indeed be from a regional airfield.

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Don't you just love news releases that leave you with many more questions than answers.

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Strange... haven't seen anything about this in Swedish news sources. Shall see if I can find any more details locally.

 

And not what NextJet needed. They were on a limited license to operate due to financial troubles up until this week when they got a new permanent operational license. 

 

Before that they would have needed to shut down operations in mid november, but were still selling tickets beyond that date.

 

And I guess the name of the company confused the poor journalist tasked with writing aviation news, because a TurboProp Jet sounds like a very strange configuration!!!

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If the news is being suppressed over there, it may be that the perp is of the Middle-Eastern persuasion.  I notice that kind of thing a lot in Europe where news of such things sometimes seems to be kept under wraps as much as possible to avoid offending certain groups.  

 

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Nextjet suspects aircraft sabotage at regional airport
 
Another "news" article about this.  I'm shocked, shocked that there's illegal gambling  no real news here.
 
(Apologies to Inspector Renault.)
 
John

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On 2017-11-01 at 16:28, allardjd said:

If the news is being suppressed over there, it may be that the perp is of the Middle-Eastern persuasion.  I notice that kind of thing a lot in Europe where news of such things sometimes seems to be kept under wraps as much as possible to avoid offending certain groups.  

 

John

 

Turns out it was me that had missed it while being knocked out with a nasty flu on Monday when it happened.

 

But all I found was basically what your original link had said. Most likely the articles I found was the source The Daily Mail used.

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On 2017-11-01 at 19:11, brett said:

Maybe a competitor? :D

Could be, or a disgruntled passenger that purchased a ticket far in advance for a date beyond where their provisional license was valid for.

By the timing of the events it looks like this happened a couple of hours prior to the news of a new permanent licens was published.

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