Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Leaving a trail

As the US for obvious reasons doesn't dislose which flights air marshals will be on, they must be a tad annoyed that this incident smoked out their presence --

... one of three planes that was diverted to Shannon yesterday following incidents on board ... a 41-year-old man who was flying from Istanbul to New York was overpowered by US air marshals who were on the plane. GardaĆ­ say they have established that the man was suffering from a medical condition and they do not expect that he will face charges.

Other reports indicate that the man was Iranian, indicating that the intervention of the marshals may have been prompted by some advance information that he was on board -- though apparently not information that he was under treatment.

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