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Wally_in_Cincy
10-04-2004, 09:02 AM
October 04, 2004 15:32 IST

A vibrator mistaken for a bomb led to the shutting down of Mackay airport in Queensland, Australia for over an hour October 4, report agencies.

Cafeteria manager Lynne Bryant said her staff had been cleaning tables in the morning when they noticed a strange noise coming from the rubbish bin.

"It was rather disconcerting when the rubbish bin started humming furiously," she was quoted as saying. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

"We called security and next minute everybody was being evacuated while they checked it out."

Pasengers who had arrived on a recent flight, check-in staff, cafeteria employees and other airport personnel were all asked to leave.

"Another two flights were expected to land at that stage but alternate arrangements were made for the passengers to collect their luggage away from the terminal," the police said.

The emergency situation was revoked just before 10am when the package was identified as an 'adult novelty device' thrown into the bin by a passenger prior to boarding a flight to Brisbane this morning.

The police were about to call in the experts when the embarrassed passenger, whose flight was among those delayed by the scare, came forward.

Bryant was quoted as saying that in retrospect, the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator, but it was better to be safe than sorry. "You can't afford to take chances."

Rod
10-04-2004, 10:36 AM
The lady was quoted as saying. Oh my, that was my friend Stiffy. I got a little rough with him last night and thought I broke him. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Stretch
10-04-2004, 11:04 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>

October 04, 2004 15:32 IST

A vibrator mistaken for a bomb led to the shutting down of Mackay airport in Queensland, Australia for over an hour October 4, report agencies.

Cafeteria manager Lynne Bryant said her staff had been cleaning tables in the morning when they noticed a strange noise coming from the rubbish bin.

"It was rather disconcerting when the rubbish bin started humming furiously," she was quoted as saying. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

"We called security and next minute everybody was being evacuated while they checked it out."

Pasengers who had arrived on a recent flight, check-in staff, cafeteria employees and other airport personnel were all asked to leave.

"Another two flights were expected to land at that stage but alternate arrangements were made for the passengers to collect their luggage away from the terminal," the police said.

The emergency situation was revoked just before 10am when the package was identified as an 'adult novelty device' thrown into the bin by a passenger prior to boarding a flight to Brisbane this morning.

The police were about to call in the experts when the embarrassed passenger, whose flight was among those delayed by the scare, came forward.

Bryant was quoted as saying that in retrospect, the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator, but it was better to be safe than sorry. "You can't afford to take chances."
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Hmmmmmm not to smart.........She probably threw it away because she kept on chipping her teeth on it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif St.

9 Ball Girl
10-04-2004, 12:11 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Stretch:</font><hr> Hmmmmmm not to smart.........She probably threw it away because she kept on chipping her teeth on it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif St. <hr /></blockquote>Or maybe she threw it away because it didn't live up to its standard.../ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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