As noted at the time, the decision to lock “Frogmen” away no doubt meant sacrificing a small fortune – a rare and welcome act of self-restraint, given the morbid curiosity factor.
(Frankly, I had practically forgotten about it until last week, when a TV news staffer ran across the earlier story and called asking if I could supply them with the pilot, or the means of accessing it.) Handler, actually, might have put it best in 2000.
The CID at Heathrow airport is investigating.”The man, who is believed to be 61, has been taken to a local police station and has been bailed until next month.
The incident is being investigated by Heathrow CID and has not been passed to Scotland Yard’s counter terrorism branch.
A spokesman for Cathay Pacific, a Hong Kong based airline, said: “Cathay Pacific can confirm that CX254 was delayed due to a crew-related incident concerning some items found in the pilot’s hand luggage."At no point were passengers or staff put at risk.
Given timings, Cathay Pacific were unable to organise a relief crew and therefore passengers experienced an overnight delay.
A spokesperson for the airline Cathay Pacific said that the flight which was due to travel from London Heathrow to Hong Kong at PM in Saturday was delayed following a “crew related incident.”The Metropolitan Police said they were called to a staff search area at Heathrow at around PM on Saturday and found the member of the flight crew in possession of "some knives."A Met police spokesman said: “Officers attended and subsequently a member of the flight crew, a man, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.“He was taken into custody at a local police station where he was later bailed to return in mid-May pending further inquiries.The main function of the Leighton Buzzard battery asset is peak shaving, which allows UK Power Networks to reduce peak times of electricity consumption to defer network reinforcement.The battery bank also provides frequency response, enabling the transmission system operator, National Grid, to stabilise the frequency of the system, which is becoming an increasing issue as more variable renewable energy generation capacity is added and thermal generation capacity is taken offline.It also provides electricity reserve, which helps to overcome the intermittency of renewable generation and tolling, where energy storage can offer wholesale market trading opportunities for other market participants.Finally, the storage system has been designed to enable the delivery of additional, secondary services for the specific site.Cathay Pacific takes this very seriously and is liaising with the relevant authorities.“The airline assisted passengers with overnight accommodation and alternative flight arrangements."They added that the Boeing 777 flight had departed at BST on Sunday and arrived in Hong Kong at BST on Monday.