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    Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    A commercial airliner carrying 104 passengers has been hijacked on the tarmac at Mexico City's airport, CNN affiliate TV Azteca reported Wednesday.

    An image from TV Azteca shows helicopters hovering at Mexico City's airport, site of a reported hijacking.

    Three abductors aboard the Boeing 737 Aeromexico jet have threatened to blow it up if their demand to speak to President Felipe Calderon is not met, the station said.
    Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports - CNN.com

    The plane is coming from Cancun so I am sure a number of Americans are among the 104 aboard. Word is hijackers are Bolivian and there is no know reason why they want to speak with Mexico's President.
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Fox news is reporting that the passengers have been removed from the plane.
    All passengers have left an AeroMexico passenger plane that was hijacked at the airport in the resort area city of Cancun and flown to the airport in the capital of Mexico City.
    Mexican Airplane Hijacked Out of Cancun, Flown to Mexico City Airport - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports - CNN.com

    The plane is coming from Cancun so I am sure a number of Americans are among the 104 aboard. Word is hijackers are Bolivian and there is no know reason why they want to speak with Mexico's President.
    Yahoo News is reporting that most of the passengers have been freed now.
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Am I the only one surprised that hijacking is still possible?


    Hope everyone will be okay ...

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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Am I the only one surprised that hijacking is still possible?


    Hope everyone will be okay ...
    How wouldn't it be possible? If you insert enough intimidation and fear on a group of people anything is possible.
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    How wouldn't it be possible? If you insert enough intimidation and fear on a group of people anything is possible.
    Hardening of cockpit doors .... I thought would-be hijackers simply could not access a cockpit anymore.

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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Hardening of cockpit doors .... I thought would-be hijackers simply could not access a cockpit anymore.
    I would image that is how the plane was able to land at Mexico City safely. The report doesn't say they got into the cockpit and took control of the plane. Only that they were threatening to blow it up.
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    It seems Mexico President Felipe Calderon was at the airport in a private hangar getting read to take off when this occurred. If not coincidence, it seems quite strategically well planned on the hijackers part to know the President would be at the airport at that exact same time their plane landed in Mexico City from Cancun.
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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    The Bible-carrying hijacker used a juice can he said was a bomb to hold the 103 passengers and crew on the tarmac for more than an hour. Masked police stormed the aircraft with their guns drawn and escorted several handcuffed men away without firing a shot. Police later said there was only one hijacker.
    Fanatic hijacked Mexican plane after 'revelation' - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Mexico hijackers threaten to blow up plane, TV station reports

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    How wouldn't it be possible? If you insert enough intimidation and fear on a group of people anything is possible.
    The days of hi-jacking an American aircraft are purdy much over.
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