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November 10, 2010

Bomb on UPS Plane Could Have Taken Down Plane Over U.S. East Coast

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By: BNO News
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Scotland Yard on Wednesday said an explosive device found aboard a U.S.-bound UPS cargo plane could have detonated over the U.S. East Coast, possibly causing it to crash.

Scotland Yard said the UPS plane landed at East Midlands Airport at approximately 2.13 a.m. local time on October 29. The printer cartridge which contained the explosives was later safely removed.

The agency said that, if the device had been activated, the bomb would have likely exploded at 10.30 a.m. UK time. “If the device had not been removed from the aircraft the activation could have occurred over the eastern seaboard of the US,” Scotland Yard said.

British officials have previously said that an explosion could have caused the aircraft to crash.