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Old 11-07-2015, 04:33 AM
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Rocket 'attack' on UK Jet: Pilot with 189 Passengers Dodged Missile Above Egypt

Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh with just 'seconds to spare from disaster'
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  • Thomson flight from London took evasive action after pilot spotted missile
  • Holidaymakers were not told they had been just seconds from disaster
  • Comes amid claims British jihadists discussed ISIS 'mole' in Sharm el-Sheikh moments after a Metrojet plane crash in Sinai, killing 224 on board

A British plane carrying 189 passengers came 'within 1,000ft' of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night.
The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air.
The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster.
The revelation comes amid claims British jihadists had spoken about an Islamic State 'mole' at Sharm el-Sheikh airport minutes after a Metrojet plane crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 on board.

According to the Sun, British extremists were discussing details of the plot in online 'chatter' picked up by US intelligence officers.
Sources told the newspaper there was suggestion there might still be an Islamic State agent active in Sharm el-Sheikh airport.
Meanwhile, US news outlet NBC said American officials had heard leaders from the terror group boasting about the downing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt.
Citing unnamed officials, the report said ISIS chiefs in Raqqa, Syria, were heard speaking to an affiliated group in the Sinai Peninsula about taking down the plane and how it was done.

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Old 11-08-2015, 07:49 AM
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Re: Rocket 'attack' on UK Jet: Pilot with 189 Passengers Dodged Missile Above E

The Department for Transport confirmed the Thomson near-miss incident took place on August 23 – just two months before the Metrojet plane crash.
A source said: 'The first officer was in charge at the time but the pilot was in the cockpit and saw the rocket coming towards the plane.
'He ordered that the flight turn to the left to avoid the rocket, which was about 1,000ft away.'
They said the five members of cabin crew only found out about the incident after landing.
The 'shaken' staff were offered the chance to stay the night in Egypt, but chose to head straight back to the UK on a flight that took off with no internal or external lights.
It's a crying shame this all was kept quiet for months. Wonder if they were told to keep quiet for fear of losing job or something.

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Old 11-08-2015, 08:45 AM
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Re: Rocket 'attack' on UK Jet: Pilot with 189 Passengers Dodged Missile Above E

An "ISIS mole".

Oooh! How mysterious! Sounds so sinister!

It was probably some guy's cousin, Achmed that stuck a crude bomb in with the luggage.

It doesn't take a 'mole' when security is almost non-existent.

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