TSA Reminds GA To Remain Vigilant
No Threat To U.S. Related To U.K. 'Incident'
June 29, 2007 — EAA received a briefing from the Transportation Security Administration Friday afternoon updating the incident in the United Kingdom where a car bomb was discovered and diffused in London earlier in the day. A suspicious vehicle was found by British authorities in the "Haymarket" area carrying a "potentially viable explosive device." This incident is being treated by authorities as related to terrorist activity, but, said TSA's Charlie Allen, "We do not have any information from any source suggestion that this is a potential plot or threat directed at the United States. At the same time, we know that extremists, particularly Al Qaida central leadership and Sunni extremists, are attempting to target the United States, but at this stage all we can say is this is a time for extra vigilance, doing the common sense protective measures that you do. There is no intention to raise the threat alert, he added, but TSA wanted to keep GA informed as to situational developments on the ground in London. EAA reminds all aircraft operators to keep a watchful eye when they go out flying this holiday weekend, and to report any suspicious activity to local authorities or the toll-free GA hotline, 800-GA SECURE.