Mildenhall Incident

Mildenhall Incident

Postby Ian G on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 2:44 pm

Just been reported on BBC News - clicky
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 2:48 pm

Car tried to ram the gates, stopped and driver now in police custody. All over, nothing to see here really.
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Ian G on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 2:50 pm

Yet there are people on Facebook claiming there's an active shooter and a CV-22 has sustained damage . . . :wall:

Edit - this isn't true!!!!!
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Tommy on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 2:58 pm

Ian G wrote:Yet there are people on Facebook claiming...


I normally stop there in any reliance I place on "news" if it's come out of Facebook or Twitter for this very reason :cuppa:

Social media could have been the new frontier in citizen journalism. Used to be that a lie could get halfway around the world before the truth could put its shoes on. Society through the medium of completely unregulated social media "journalism" has given the lie a pair of roller skates, and the truth a pair of concrete slippers.

Sometimes social media comes into its own and outstrips all the major new sites, but that's still not worth the risk of accidentally trusting some utterly dud rubbish that comes out of there, too.
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby boff180 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 3:08 pm

Ian G wrote:Yet there are people on Facebook claiming there's an active shooter and a CV-22 has sustained damage . . . :wall:

Edit - this isn't true!!!!!

The former coming from twitter based on people claiming to hear it on base ops radio frequencies. :claypole:

What an utter idiot though regardless of motive. Anyone who has ever visited on base at Mildenhall knows all points of entry are like Fort Knox!
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby portagee01 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 3:44 pm

The news channels now reporting that shots were fired by US personnel within the base as the person apparently made it through (by how far is unclear) the gates and onto the base itself.

This may explain the "active shooter" suggestions.
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby jules48 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 4:05 pm

Other forums have blocked this as reporters use these forums to publish utter rubbish so may be worth noting
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 4:14 pm

jules48 wrote:Other forums have blocked this as reporters use these forums to publish utter rubbish so may be worth noting


Well, seeing as the incident is over now (and, indeed, was by the time this was posted) things are slightly calmer - but nothing so far has been presented as speculation. Only one thing really has been said and it's been debunked by the same poster. Our usual caveat applies that anything outlandishly speculative will be deleted.
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 5:14 pm

PPRuNe didn't block it.
Neither did ARRSE.....and if the journos ( who are too stupid to learn ) make their copy up from posts on there, there'll be some really weird media articles doing the rounds :biggrin:
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby portagee01 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 5:21 pm

Pictures on BBC news show one of the CV-22s on the flight line specifically cordended off with activity at it. This may or may not have something to do with the incident, and may be source of the suggestions that an aircraft was damaged.
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby Fournier on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 3:08 am

I love this quote from Suffolk Police Superintendent Kim Warner who said; "the vehicle was stopped close to a US Osprey, a £43m helicopter which converts into a turboprop airplane once airborne." Transformers, robots in disguise springs to mind!
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby CJS on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:17 am

And why in hell's name is a police officer from Suffolk calling it an "airplane"?

You're a British police officer, it's an aeroplane.

Grr...
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Re: Mildenhall Incident

Postby capercaillie on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 5:21 pm

CJS wrote:And why in hell's name is a police officer from Suffolk calling it an "airplane"?

You're a British police officer, it's an aeroplane.

Grr...


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