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  • Hijacker an 'idiot,' not a terrorist, as 7 held on plane in Cyprus

    03/29/2016 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt when he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane and forced it to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning is not a terrorist, but a lovestruck idiot, Egypts foreign ministry said as authorities worked to gain the release of the last seven passengers and crewmembers still aboard. The man forced the EgyptAir Airbus A320, bound from Alexandria to Cairo, to land at Larnaca airport on Tuesday morning and demanded a meeting with his ex-wife, according to reports. He released most of the passengers, but kept three as well as four members of...
  • EgyptAir hijack: Jet lands at Larnaca airport

    03/29/2016 12:23:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2016
    An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus. Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say. A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane.
  • Hijacked EgyptAir plane flown to Cyprus; bomb suspected on board

    03/29/2016 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: At least one armed hijacker seized control of an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo and ordered it flown to Cyprus Tuesday morning, according to officials from both countries. A Cypriot government official told the Associated Press the hijacked plane landed at the airport in Larnaka, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island, and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board. A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Another Cypriot official said that...
  • Hijacked by their dream of a Cuban ‘paradise’ [U.S. commies visited Cuba, got big surprise!]

    12/15/2015 7:20:53 PM PST · by grundle · 34 replies ^ | December 14, 2015 | Brendan Koerner
    Anthony Bryant was once so enamored with Fidel Castro’s revolution that he felt compelled to hijack his way to Cuba. Upon touching down at José Martí International Airport shortly before dawn, Bryant was certain that he was about to enter what he had dubbed "paradise." "Cuba was creating a true democracy - a place where everyone was equal, where violence against blacks, injustice, and racism were things of the past," Bryant would later recall thinking as he was whisked away by soldiers, whom he expected to escort him to a comfortable hotel. "I had come to Cuba to feel freedom...
  • The truth about Muslims in America

    12/08/2015 10:29:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 89 replies
    cnn ^ | 12-8-2015 | Holly Yan
    1. They are a minuscule portion of the U.S. population. 2. They're better educated than most Americans. 3. They have more gender equality. 4. They've been here since the birth of the nation. 5. They're not just clustered in big cities. 6. They're as religious as Christians. 7. They're not as dogmatic as they are portrayed. 8. There have been Muslims involved in terrorism. 9. But they've also spoken out against it.
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 73 replies UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • I think they're missing the point

    05/27/2015 8:59:47 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Bayou Renaissance Man ^ | 5/26/2015 05:26:00 PM | Peter
    Yet again, we've seen fighter jets dispatched to 'escort' aircraft to US airports after threats were made against them. Yet again, we've heard travelers and others remark how "comforting" the presence of those aircraft is to them. They clearly don't understand that those fighters are there for one reason and one reason only . . . to shoot down the aircraft if it has, indeed, been hijacked or otherwise turned into a danger to cities and installations on the ground. The fighters can't possibly intervene in a hijacking inside the cabin, and can't stop whatever's on board from manifesting itself....
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaedas terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdads innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddams agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Teens hijack Baltimore school bus, hit driver with fire extinguisher

    08/07/2014 6:58:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | John Clarke
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Three teenagers were arrested on Thursday after assaulting a Baltimore school bus driver with a fire extinguisher and trash can, then hijacking the bus for a joy ride, police and local media said.
  • Kerry Chats w/Terrorist Leader in TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

    06/09/2014 8:59:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 6/6/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Heres John Kerry having a good time with Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal Movement, and speaker of the Hezbollah dominated Lebanese parliament. What better way to follow up the Taliban deal than to meet with another terrorist hijacker. Back in 1985, Amal and Hezbollah terrorists used the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 to demand the release of imprisoned terrorists. A TWA airliner, Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked by Shia terrorists of the Hizballah organization who demanded the release of Shia prisoners held in Kuwait, Israel, and Spain. The airliner was forced to fly...
  • Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

    04/16/2014 2:16:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr 16, 2014 3:17am EDT | BYRON KAYE
    (Reuters) - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. :snip: A unspecified technical problem meant the Bluefin resurfaced early on Wednesday and analysis of the sonar data downloaded showed no significant detections, the Australian agency leading the search said. It has subsequently been relaunched to continue its search. The drone was forced to end its first deployment early on Monday after it exceeded its 4.5 km (14,750 feet) depth limit in the remote...
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • MH370 'may be found in days as ship picks up signals again

    04/09/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | April 9, 2014 4:28pm BST | Jonathan Pearlman
    Sydney - The search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been limited to a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean, with the authorities confident that they will find the aircraft in a matter of days after two new sets of underwater signals were detected. :snip: They have all been heard within an area about 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, about 650 miles off the north-west coast of Australia, although a final search zone is yet to be demarcated. :snip: All the signals have been detected along a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean in an area...
  • Why did somebody doctor photo of men who took Flight MH370? (Shortened Title)

    03/27/2014 2:03:13 PM PDT · by fso301 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ian Drury Candace Sutton
    Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with. Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs. CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.
  • This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet...

    03/18/2014 5:14:03 AM PDT · by blam · 157 replies
    BI ^ | 3-18-2014 | Henry Blodget
    This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet... Henry BlodgetMar. 18, 2014, 6:01 AM Over the past 10 days, investigators and observers have come up with ever-more elaborate theories for what might have happened to Malaysia Airways Flight 370. What was originally assumed to have been a tragic mid-air explosion or mechanical problem soon bloomed into a criminal investigation of a meticulously planned hijacking, commandeering, or otherwise stealing of a fully loaded commercial 777 in mid-air. The perpetrator(s) knew the plane so well, one of the latest theories goes, that they climbed through a trap...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    03/17/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2014 7:07am | Barbara Demick
    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling, the head of a firm that recruits foreign performers for nightclubs and hotels, said that employment contracts had been signed in June for Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi, an Italian, to work as dancers in Ningxia, northern China. :snip: When investigators announced last week they were looking into two passengers of the missing plane with stolen...
  • A Pilot on Hijacking of MH370

    03/17/2014 5:10:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 3/17/2014 | Mark Baisley
    As a cyber security professional, I spend much of my time thinking about how to defeat systems in order prevent others from doing the same. And several years ago, my team performed vulnerability assessments on air traffic control systems for the FAA. But I am no aviator. So to speculate on what may have become of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I engaged in conversation with a commercial pilot who flies for a major American airline. Between the two of us, we arrived at some theories on the mystery surrounding the missing plane.
  • Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

    03/16/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 16, 2014 | AP: CHRIS BRUMMITT and JIM GOMEZ
    Investigators have said someone on board the plane first disabled one of its communications systems the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS about 40 minutes after takeoff. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane's disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference that that the final, reassuring words from the cockpit "All right, good night" were spoken to air traffic controllers...
  • Davy Jones Ringtones, Jihad, and the Mystery of Flight MH370

    03/15/2014 1:43:49 PM PDT · by IChing · 89 replies ^ | 3/12/14 | Donald Joy
    Immediately following the bloody Islamic terrorist train bombings of 2004 in Madrid, Spain, rock troubadour Willie Nile wrote and recorded a stirring, anguished, martial-sounding song titled Cell Phones Ringing in the Pockets of the Dead. His inspiration for the song came when he saw a newspaper headline with the same wording, the article being about the grim and grisly aftermath of the Madrid bombings. In an interview, Nile described reading the article: Im reading the paper, and one of the headlines was Cell Phones Ringing in the Pockets of the Dead. And I went, Thats not what I think it...
  • If You Wanted To Steal A Boeing 777, Here's How You'd Do It

    03/14/2014 11:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2014 | Jeff Wise, Slate
    Whenever a plane goes down, experienced air craft investigators look at the general circumstances and mentally draw up a list of the most likely causes not to leap to conclusions, but to prioritize lines of enquiry and organize competing hypotheses. As information comes in, it should be possible to eliminate those hypotheses one by one until at last a full understanding of the circumstances remains. The goal is to make sure that the problem will never again bring down an airliner. This philosophy works: Year by year, fewer commercial airliners are lost to accidents. The downside is that, as...
  • New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act

    03/13/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act Paul SzoldraMarch 13, 2014      Two U.S. officials believe the shutdown of two separate communications systems from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 happened at different times, indicating the disappearance was less likely the result of a catastrophic failure and more the result of a "deliberate act," according to a new report from ABC News. Sources speaking with ABC believe the data reporting system was shut down at 1:07 a.m., while the transponder — sending out location and altitude data — was shut down at 1:21...
  • Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 Squawks HiJacking

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a hijacking. (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Swiss fighters grounded during hijacking as outside office hours

    02/17/2014 12:04:39 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    Geneva No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it happened outside business hours, the Swiss airforce said. When the co-pilot on flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome locked himself in the cockpit while the pilot went to the bathroom and announced a hijacking, Italian and French fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane through their respective airspaces. But although the co-pilot-turned-hijacker quickly announced he wanted to land the plane in Switzerland, where he later said he aimed to seek asylum,...
  • Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

    02/07/2014 10:00:14 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Suzan Fraser
    ANKARA, Turkey A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.
  • How a tiny flight attendant wrestled a gun from a hijackers hands and ....

    12/05/2013 5:24:59 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 7 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | December 4, 2013 | Joe O'Connor
    ...In that moment you become a whole new person, the now 31-year-old says from the airlines offices in Enfield, just outside of Halifax. You shut down and your survival instinct kicks in, and my thought was how do we get all these people off the plane and how do we survive this? The whole time you are in the situation, in the moment, you are acting, but you are also thinking: I cant believe this is happening..... On Thursday morning Nicole Foran will be presented with the Star of Courage a medal recognizing acts of conspicuous courage...
  • School bus hijacking drill takes place in Rossford

    08/15/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Zachary Pitts
    ROSSFORD, Ohio - A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats. In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it's hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.
  • Hijacked Airliner lands in Aftganistan..... what if???? (1999 FR thread excerpt)

    09/11/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT · by piasa · 7 replies
    FREEREPUBLIC.COM ^ | 12/24/1999 20:20:12 PST by LYNXcry | LYNXcry
    Please forgive the vanity post, BUT I just had a terrible thought....I just heard that the hijacked airliner has landed in of all places, Aftganistan.... Is that not the home turf of Osama Bin Laden?? Remember the movie a few years back where terrorists hijacked a 747 with the intentions of crashing it into New York city or some other big city??? If Bin Laden wanted to creatate a major catastrophe, that would surely do it. I suppose the military could shoot it out of the sky, but how do they insure where it is going to land, or that...
  • Katanga: The Untold Story (How Africa was Lost, A Case in Point)

    04/07/2008 6:43:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 104+ views
    Excellent Video: Think of the Katangese as Israel, and Patrice Lumumba and the Central Congolese government as the PLO/PA/HAMAS. The UN, of course, plays the same role as bring about a world government dominated by socialists and communists. Description: UN troops wage an unprovoked war against anti-communist Katanga in 1960 and 1962. The last bastion of the free market in the Congo was decimated by UN forces in 1963 to bring it under Congolese communist control. If you don't want to watch the entire thing (an early 1960's documentary), fast forward to the end where Katanga's ill-fated and heroic...
  • Whos up for hijacking a Democrat Twitter town hall? Submit student loan questions to #AskDems

    05/10/2012 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/10/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Who’s up for hijacking a Democrat Twitter town hall? Submit student loan questions to #AskDems Posted at 11:18 am on May 10, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Maxine Waters ✔ @MaxineWaters Today I’m participating in the @HouseDemocrats twitter town hall on student loan interest rates at 8:30 am PST. Ask Q’s with #AskDems They never learn. House Democrats have invited people to participate in a Twitter town hall this morning using the hashtag #AskDems. It’s starting to seem like they want conservatives to hijack their hashtags. And as usual, it looks like conservatives won’t disappoint: #AskDems Do I...
  • Crew of MT Liquid Velvet Kill Pirate Captors? Rumors Fly Within Pirate Circles

    11/08/2011 3:28:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies via ^ | 11-8-11 | Mohamed Odowa
    Claims that at least six Somali pirates were killed and three others were captured by the crew of the Greek owned MT Liquid Velvet chemical tanker which was hijacked last week, are up for debate due to infighting among pirates, according to several pirates who spoke to Somalia Report. Six of our colleagues were killed by the hostages who escaped while the ship was coming to the coastal city of Harardhere in Mudug region. We will retaliate against our enemy, said Abdi, a pirate. Abdi explained that the fighting broke out when the pirates were trying to search the pockets...
  • North may kidnap to get defectors back: Source (N. Korea out to hijack SK fishing boat)

    04/27/2011 8:41:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 04/28/11
    North may kidnap to get defectors back: Source April 28, 2011 The North Korean military has been given orders to hijack South Korean fishing boats near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a South Korean government official told the JoongAng Ilbo on Tuesday. I believe that the North Koreans wish to take our citizens hostage and return them in exchange for the four North Koreans, among the 31 who drifted across the maritime border this past February, who defected, said the government source. The South Korean government and the military shared this tip last week. We have our guard up as...
  • Greyhound bus headed to Raleigh hijacked

    02/03/2011 7:59:38 PM PST · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/3/2011 | Kathy Hanrahan
    Henderson, N.C. A Greyhound bus headed to Raleigh was hijacked on Thursday night, Vance County Sheriff Peter White said. The bus, which contained an unknown number of people, was stopped by authorities at a gas station at Norlina and Warrenton roads near Henderson, White said.
  • 1976 Hijacker Returns to Freedom in Croatia, Leaving a Wake of Outrage

    07/25/2008 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 31 replies · 342+ views
    NYT ^ | July 25, 2008 | Al Baker
    After more than three decades in United States prisons a term punctuated by a brief escape and recapture a 62-year-old Croatian independence fighter was returned to his native country on Thursday, having served his time for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a police officer. The fighter, Zvonko Busic, led a group that planted a bomb at Grand Central Terminal that later exploded, killing a city police officer, Brian J. Murray. Mr. Busic left the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., boarded a plane in Chicago and touched down in Zagreb about 2:20 p.m. on...
  • TSA is hijacking our freedom

    11/14/2010 12:00:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Newark Star Ledger (New Jersey) ^ | 11/14/10 | Paul Mulshine
    "Beam me up, Scotty. Theres no intelligent life on this planet." I couldnt help but think of that apocryphal quote from "Star Trek" as I gazed at the full-body scanners in the security lines at Newark Airport on Thursday. The scanner booths, which bear a resemblance to that mythical "transporter" in the TV series, werent in use that day. But when I called Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Ann Davis on Friday, she informed me that the plan is for all passengers to be required to go through what amounts to a nude photo shoot before boarding an airplane.
  • Unions are hijacking our democracy

    11/02/2010 3:34:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/10 | Matt Patterson
    Labors heavy hitters have even been deployed, including AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who has himself stumped for Reid, telling supporters, If were going to keep our champion Weve got to fight for him. Unions have also brought their incredibly large checkbook to bear: The SEIU alone has allocated $725,000 to help ensure Reids return to the United States Senate. Unions are spending like their very existence depends on liberals holding on to power in the U.S. government which it does. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), in fact, has spent more than any other outside...
  • Developing Attempted hijacking threat on flight from San Francisco to JFK

    08/19/2010 12:35:03 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 94 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 19, 2010
    NewYorkPost Developing Attempted hijacking threat on flight from San Francisco to JFK Read more: Attempted hijacking threat on flight from San Francisco to JFK ...‎ -
  • Police say man was assaulted, carjacked along I-10 (AZ)

    06/12/2010 8:28:37 AM PDT · by exbrit · 22 replies · 763+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 6/12/10 | DEREK JORDAN
    According to Capas, the man said that at about 8:30 a.m., he was making repairs to his company truck near the Cavot Road exit, just west of the New Mexico State line, when a gray colored 80s model pickup truck pulled up behind him. Two Hispanic men, described as 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet seven inches tall with dark hair and mustaches, approached the vehicle as if to offer some help, Capas said. After the driver finished the repairs, he said he was punched in the face by one of the men while the other man brandished a...
  • Anti-hijacking law gets tougher, death sentence included as punishment [India]

    03/19/2010 6:16:19 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies · 176+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    The Federal government on Friday made the anti-hijacking law much tougher by including the death sentence as a punishment. The Cabinet was expected to consider the proposal moved by the Civil Aviation Ministry to amend the Anti-Hijacking Act of 1982 to make it more stringent to deter hijackers from using an aircraft as a missile. With enhanced terror threats, a group of ministers headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram had cleared the "tougher" proposals paving the way for the Civil Aviation Ministry to move the amendments for Cabinet approval. The Cabinets approval paves the way for amending Section 4 of...
  • US citizen pleads guilty in 1968 air hijacking (to Cuba)

    03/18/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 465+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2010, 12:38PM | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    <p>A 67-year-old man on Thursday admitted hijacking a plane four decades ago and forcing it to land in Cuba, telling a judge how he threatened to cut a flight attendant's throat to get access to the cockpit, where another man held a gun to the back of the co-pilot.</p>
  • Heroic pilot overpowers, thwarts and survives hijacker

    02/14/2010 7:17:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | 02/14/2010 | TT
    (Translation:) The drama began shortly after take-off from the airport in Cascais, Portugal, on Friday. The pilot was successful twisting the gun out of the hands of the hijacker and steering the plane to a higher altitude so that the two other passengers, two skydivers, could jump out and escape. However, the hijacker took over the controls. - "I was certain that he would crash the plane into a building, as he was aiming towards a residential area", the Swede told the newspaper. Using the dual command of the second pilot site, he could eventually control the airplane and strangle...
  • Richard Nixon: 291 - Statement Announcing a Program To Deal With Airplane Hijacking

    12/05/2009 10:57:39 AM PST · by Jude in WV · 1 replies · 255+ views
    The American Presidency Project ^ | John Woolley and Gerhard Peters
    THE MENACE of air piracy must be met--immediately and effectively. I am therefore announcing the following actions to deal with this problem:
  • City Bus Hijacked, Police Let Suspect Go

    11/26/2009 1:59:59 AM PST · by Westlander · 5 replies · 582+ views ^ | 11-26-2009 |
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - A DDOT bus carrying dozens of people was hijacked and, for some reason, Detroit Police let the suspected hijacker go with just a ticket. Now here's the part you may find hard to believe: For some reason, Detroit Police let the suspected hijacker go with just a ticket for interference.
  • Official: Hijacking thwarted on flight to Cairo

    10/21/2009 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 615+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 21, 2009 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    A Sudanese man used a knife from the in-flight meal to threaten crew members after the plane left Turkish airspace and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, the official said.
  • On a Return From Cuba, an Arrest in 68 Hijacking

    10/11/2009 7:35:14 PM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 946+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/11/2009 | A.G. Sulzberger
    A fugitive who has been living in Cuba for four decades to avoid prosecution for his role in an airline hijacking surrendered to federal law enforcement authorities in New York on Sunday, ending his distinction of being one of the F.B.I.s longest-known fugitives. Louis Armando Pea Soltren, 66, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. after debarking his plane from Havana...An F.B.I. spokesman said Mr. Soltren had arranged his return to Kennedy International Airport with the F.B.I. and State Department because he wanted to see his family, including his wife, who lived in either Puerto Rico or Florida.*** Nearly 41 years ago,...
  • Hijacking, S-300, and Another "Mystery" Ship

    09/13/2009 4:25:56 AM PDT · by thedogandtheduck · 2 replies · 524+ views
    An interesting detail of the recent S-300-for-Iran story keeps popping up on Russian and Finnish forums. Another ship left the base right after the Ladny frigate (which was sent to chase MV Arctic Sea). Two Russian Navy ships passed through the Strait of Gibraltar, the frigate and some transport ship. This is something that Estonian Admiral Kouts mentioned, but it somehow fell through the cracks. Now, that second ship was seen hanging around the Arctic Sea, too. The $1M question: what was it doing there? I understand sending a frigate to intercept an allegedly hijacked freighter, but sending along a...
  • Bolivian man acted alone in Mexico hijacking, official says

    09/09/2009 4:59:16 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 414+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | September 9, 2009
    MEXICO CITY -- A 44-year-old Bolivian drug addict and alcoholic who describes himself as a church minister was the sole person responsible for the brief hijacking Wednesday of a commercial jetliner, a Mexican official said. The suspect -- Josmar Flores Pereira -- told authorities he hijacked the Boeing 737 jet because the date -- September 9, 2009, or 9/9/9, and 666 reversed -- held some significance for him, said Genaro Garcia Luna, the secretary for public safety. "He said that because of that divine reference he wanted to alert Mexico City of an earthquake," Garcia told reporters. Flanked by two...
  • Airliner Hijacked in Mexico, Lands Safely [Alls Well!]

    09/09/2009 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 555+ views
    Airliner hijacked in Mexico, lands safely 737 flown to Mexico City from Cancun; 104 passengers Sept. 9: An AeroMexico plane reportedly carrying 104 passengers was hijacked in Cancun and diverted to Mexico City. MEXICO CITY - An AeroMexico passenger plane was hijacked at the airport in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Wednesday and flown to Mexico City's international airport, where most of the passengers were reported to have been freed. A Telemundo producer said the hijackers apparently were three Bolivians who were asking to speak to President Felipe Calderon. Transport Minister Juan Molinar told Mexican radio the aircraft had...
  • Report: Russia hijacked its own ship (Arctic Sea carrying S-300 X-500?)

    09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 919+ views
    Ynetnews (Israel) ^ | 09/02/09 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Report: Russia hijacked its own ship Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 09.02.09, 19:03 / Israel News A Ynet investigation revealed Wednesday that the hijacking of the Russian vessel 'Arctic Sea' was ordered by the Russian government. News agencies around the world published reports tying Israel to the hijacking, as the vessel was said to have been carrying arms to the Middle East, and possibly Iran....
  • Atlanta School Bus Hijacked by "Nearly Naked Man" - Video 8/27/09

    08/28/2009 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 603+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from Atlanta where a "nearly-naked man" hijacked a school bus there yesterday. He had been acting strangely in a convenience store just prior to jumping on a school bus through a window when it stopped and taking over the bus. The bus ran off the road into a ditch, and when the man tried to run away he was caught by nearby lawn crew. Two children and the bus driver were injured and treated at a local hospital. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Russian Military Says to Check Arctic Sea Cargo

    08/27/2009 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 652+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2009 4:12 a.m. ET | Dmitry Solovyov
    ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Russia's top general said on Wednesday the military would search the Arctic Sea merchant ship for a possible secret cargo when it returns to Russia from a maritime odyssey that has made headlines around the world.Russia says the Maltese-registered Arctic Sea, officially carrying timber from Finland to Algeria, was hijacked by eight men off the coast of Sweden on July 24. This month Russian warships intercepted the vessel off the coast of Cape Verde."We do not know yet what it is carrying, we only know it is timber. But what else it is actually transporting. It...