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Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”
Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff

Posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST by CondorFlight

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To: a fool in paradise

Agreed.


101 posted on 02/16/2014 10:52:23 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, hijacker arrested. Situation over.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/europe/ethiopian-airlines-hijacking/


102 posted on 02/16/2014 10:52:43 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Jet Jaguar

When do you suppose John Kerry will learn of it?

There’s global warming threats to tackle first!!!!


103 posted on 02/16/2014 10:52:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: CondorFlight

It’s getting more interesting. Supposedly, the Swiss police have arrested the pilot, who was requesting asylum.


104 posted on 02/16/2014 10:55:20 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

http://airchive.com/blog/2014/02/17/ethiopian-airlines-flight-702-squawks-7500-hijacking/


105 posted on 02/16/2014 10:58:19 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: ltc8k6

UPDATE at

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/02/breaking-ethiopian-airlines-flight-702-squawks-hijacking-reasons-unknown/

“•Geneva Airport Police confidently stating that no one has been hurt (10:45pm)
•Swiss Authorities stating that they have arrested the hi-jacker
•There is a press conference scheduled for 9:00am CET (12:00am PST)
•Swiss Police confirming that a pilot aboard the aircraft is the individual in custody (10:54pm PST)”


106 posted on 02/16/2014 11:00:40 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: CondorFlight

· The pilots of flight 702 communicated with Geneva Airport air traffic control to inquire about possibility of hijackers receiving asylum in Switzerland. Further details of the hijackers are not known.

· There was back-and-forth between Geneva Airport, Swiss authorities, the pilots, and hijackers as asylum was negotiated while the aircraft flew on dwindling fuel over Lake Geneva. The difficulty comes in the time this all occurred: 6am on a Monday morning in Geneva, an hour when there's little likelihood for those with decision power to be at their desks.

· With about 10 minutes of fuel remaining and one engine out, flight 702 safely landed on the single runway at Geneva Airport around 6:00am local time. ATC directed the aircraft to taxi to the end of the runway and stop. Friend of Jaunted and aviation authority @thatjohn believes he heard the pilots "telling ATC they will be coming out of the window."

· ATC went silent for several minutes before stating: "situation in progress and I have no idea when it will end. For the time, Geneva Airport is closed." Requests from other aircraft en route were denied, and they were informed that the airport is currently closed.

· Geneva Airpot's Tower ATC noted at 6:30am that they're hoping to re-open the airport at 7am local time, but the aircraft with the situation is still sitting on the tarmac and he is not sure of more details. Other aircraft bound for GVA are being rerouted to airports like MXP (Milan-Malpensa) and ZRH (Zurich).

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2014/2/17/02325/1000/travel/BREAKING%3A+Ethiopian+Plane+Hijacked,+Flown+to+Switzerland+for+Asylum

107 posted on 02/16/2014 11:07:24 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Muslim hijackers, probably not the kind of people we’d want to have in a civilized country


108 posted on 02/16/2014 11:08:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cynwoody

Damn


109 posted on 02/16/2014 11:09:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CondorFlight

Swiss Police confirming that a pilot aboard the aircraft is the individual in custody (10:54pm PST)

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/02/breaking-ethiopian-airlines-flight-702-squawks-hijacking-reasons-unknown/


110 posted on 02/16/2014 11:11:16 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: a fool in paradise; All

Aren’t there rules about news accounts of hi-jacking’s in progress being kept quiet ..??

I know it was talked about after 911 - but I don’t know if they did it or anything similar.

Do we have a pilot who can tell us ..??


111 posted on 02/16/2014 11:16:31 PM PST by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: CyberAnt

It was the news of the other plane hijackings (and terrorist strikes with them) that saved another piece of Washington real estate on 9-11. Telling us “it’s for our own good” doesn’t work.

The hijacker already knows the plane has been hijacked.

The passengers generally do too.

It may be to keep the OTHER planes’ passengers in the air (and waiting to board flights) passive rather than on edge.


112 posted on 02/16/2014 11:25:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: GeronL

Maybe they are gay muslim hijackers. Seeking asylum in America where the president is gay muslim terrorist friendly.


113 posted on 02/16/2014 11:26:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: CyberAnt
Aren’t there rules about news accounts of hi-jacking’s in progress being kept quiet ..??

The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

— John Gilmore, 1993

114 posted on 02/16/2014 11:27:15 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Asylum? From what????


115 posted on 02/16/2014 11:34:12 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62
Asylum? From what????

Who knows. I'm not Ethiopian, but I bet if I were, I could think of some things ...

LiveLeak now reports:

- POLICE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THE PILOT IS IN CUSTODY

The Pilot ? WTF ?


116 posted on 02/16/2014 11:41:40 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks.


117 posted on 02/16/2014 11:42:55 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: CondorFlight

http://airchive.com/blog/2014/02/17/ethiopian-airlines-flight-702-squawks-7500-hijacking/?utm_content=buffer81fb4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


118 posted on 02/16/2014 11:45:46 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

We can now confirm that all passengers are safe and accounted for. According to a German language newspaper, passengers have received psychological and mental care. Some of them have also been searched and questioned according to a Geneva police spokesperson.

Update 7 – 2:04 am E.S.T


119 posted on 02/16/2014 11:46:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: a fool in paradise

So instead of rotten politicians dying, it was brave Americans who died in Shanksville, & NYC, & VA. Is there anyone in DC fit to shine the shoes of the men and women who died that day?


120 posted on 02/16/2014 11:46:49 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: cynwoody

You suppose the pilot is a Muslim that doesn’t want to be a Muslim anymore....and this was the only way he could think of to escape?

Just a thought....


121 posted on 02/16/2014 11:47:43 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62
You suppose the pilot is a Muslim that doesn’t want to be a Muslim anymore....and this was the only way he could think of to escape?

Who knows?

The surprise comes from the report that the pilots were exiting via the cockpit windows, yet now we learn at least one of the pilots was in on the hijacking.

I mean, I was thinking, this validates hardening the cockpit — they can be induced to divert the flight, but they cannot be made to fly into skyscrapers. But then we learn the asylum requester was in the cockpit! WTF‽

122 posted on 02/16/2014 11:54:32 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

- All - All - highjackers should be shot in the head on the runway after any landings -

- That will stop the Hollywood PR that they are seeking and getting -

- Either that or feed them to hungry wild boars - “Hannibal” style


123 posted on 02/17/2014 12:01:59 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: CondorFlight; KC_Lion

Terror bombing at Israeli-Egyptian border kills 4 including 3 South Korea tourists and wounding more than a dozen more

Very sad


124 posted on 02/17/2014 12:03:14 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lightman

If this was a flight with Ethiopian Christian passengers on it and it was hijacked, I figure they were fully aware of this lesson years, decades even, before 9/11. Another one of those nations that understood these kinds of threats when Americans were wholly sheltered from them.


125 posted on 02/17/2014 12:03:14 AM PST by freedom462
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To: ltc8k6

Flight Radar uses data from the flight transponders that are mandatory on all commercial aircraft and most private aircraft. Military aircraft may or may not squawk on these civil formats depending on their mission.

I’ve been using Flight Radar for a little over a year. It’s great and recommend it. I don’t intend this to be a commercial so will stop here. Drop by their website for more and probably better information if you’re interested.


126 posted on 02/17/2014 12:12:18 AM PST by Hootowl99
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To: cynwoody

There was the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane, intentionally, on Halloween of 1999, IIRC.


127 posted on 02/17/2014 12:49:13 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Hootowl99

Huge fan and longtime flightradar24 user here.

Also proud Airliners.net member.


128 posted on 02/17/2014 3:53:49 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Morning local news reporting that the hijacker was the co-pilot.


129 posted on 02/17/2014 3:55:28 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Innovative

So the pilot hijacked his own plane?


130 posted on 02/17/2014 4:08:31 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Pretty stupid, isn’t it?

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/europe/ethiopian-airlines-hijacking/


131 posted on 02/17/2014 4:31:23 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: PghBaldy

Yes. He was the first to let us in on alahu akbar.


132 posted on 02/17/2014 6:11:25 AM PST by jersey117
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To: GeronL
Awful!

Truly Awful!

133 posted on 02/17/2014 6:19:11 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks CondorFlight.

Authorities: Co-Pilot Took Control of Ethiopian Airlines Plane, Wanted Asylum
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304899704579388082595012094.html


134 posted on 02/17/2014 6:46:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: a fool in paradise
It was the news of the other plane hijackings (and terrorist strikes with them) that saved another piece of Washington real estate on 9-11. Telling us “it’s for our own good” doesn’t work.

Yes.

The only thing that kept the Capitol building and a goodly portion of congress critters from being crispy critters was the use of in-flight telephones.

As a reward for saving their miserable lives, congress promptly banned the use of in-flight telephones.

It was at this point I knew we were doomed...

135 posted on 02/17/2014 7:13:08 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

Suppressing the news of plane hijackings (but not the terrorist taking of a school or boat) does nothing but kick the can down the street. EVENTUALLY the news will get out to persons who are on planes or about to board them.


136 posted on 02/17/2014 7:14:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: PghBaldy
Is there anyone in DC fit to shine the shoes of the men and women who died that day?

Yes. I bet a modern Lot could find 50 such in the District of Columbia.

Just not in government...

137 posted on 02/17/2014 7:18:49 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: SunkenCiv
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 made multiple loops over the airport before landing, according to Flightradar24.com, a website that tracks fights. Flightradar24

With a graphic from that site. Is that site traditionally cited following hijackings? Or did some journalist(s) read this thread to get the play by play and a map to more info?

There wasn't a scrap of detail to be found online last night.

138 posted on 02/17/2014 7:19:42 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SunkenCiv
The high-altitude drama started when the chief pilot of the Boeing 767-300 left the airliner's cockpit to use the toilet, said Robert Deillon, chief executive of the Geneva airport. The hijacker then locked the cockpit door and took control of the aircraft, he said.

Is it possible for the pilot to trigger the hijacking beacon signal from outside the cockpit or did the co-pilot trigger it to alert other air traffic controllers know that he was taking the plane off course?

139 posted on 02/17/2014 7:22:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: hoagy62

Then he could fly on any scheduled flight to any country that would have him and ask for asylum after he landed. He’s a friggin’ pilot. Pilots fly places.

He could have landed in Rome as scheduled and asked the Italian authorities.

He could have taken Eurorail to Geneva as a tourist/pilot on break and asked the Swiss there.


140 posted on 02/17/2014 7:23:03 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yep. It satisfies most of the requirements for bad legislation.

It doesn’t address the problem
It moves or expands the problem elsewhere
It restricts the freedoms of honest citizens
It criminalizes normal activity
It provides loopholes for the actual criminals
It creates, expands or further empowers bureaucracy
It gives congress the warm fuzzy feeeeeeeling that they are doing something


141 posted on 02/17/2014 7:30:28 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..
What if that gave a hijacking and nobody reported it?

Armed Pax photo 911guns.jpg

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

142 posted on 02/17/2014 7:33:16 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

how life would have been different today if that had been true.


143 posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Innovative

It is very odd, since he was heading for Rome anyway.

Once in Rome, he could go wherever he wanted in the EU with a valid passport.

Could have taken a train to Geneva.

Could simply have requested asylum in Rome.


144 posted on 02/17/2014 8:15:47 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Nifster

Yes. I also wonder how different it would be if Flt 93 did take out that nest of vipers in the Capitol building.

No Pelosi. No Reid. No Boxer. No Jackson-Lee. No ____.

And the remnant awake and filled with a terrible resolve.


145 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:35 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: ltc8k6

“It is very odd, since he was heading for Rome anyway.”

Exactly — I think he must have suffered a nervous breakdown and/or literally lost his mind, over some pressures.


146 posted on 02/17/2014 9:48:52 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: PghBaldy
There was the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane, intentionally, on Halloween of 1999, IIRC.

Gameel Al-Batouti.

The Egyptians entered a state of denial about that case. They accused the US of secretly recovering the FDR, reprogramming it, and throwing it back to be publicly recovered.

147 posted on 02/17/2014 11:07:40 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: null and void
Yes. I also wonder how different it would be if Flt 93 did take out that nest of vipers in the Capitol building.

Now now. We all know that far greater resources were allocated to move our betters to safety during the attack than to actually prevent the attack beforehand.

148 posted on 02/17/2014 11:23:13 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: a fool in paradise

I totally agree .. it was the families of those in the air who blew the whistle.

I couldn’t see any problem with it, but I had heard they were trying to stop it for some irrational reason (it was quite a while ago that I heard the rumblings).


149 posted on 02/17/2014 2:00:42 PM PST by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: ltc8k6

The Swiss aren’t in EU. Their asylum laws are different and for some reason he preferred them.


150 posted on 02/17/2014 9:43:03 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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