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Topic: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: Qm001
Posted 2008-08-26 16:11:23 and read 2755 times.

Hi all,

I have tried to search with the search engine and the first few pages of posts and found nothing. I find it strange, because the situation was apparently resolved an hour ago, after an ordeal of 5 hours or so on the ground and stuck on the plane.

What details I got, were very brief on Hart van Nederland this evening. Does anyone have any more info on what happened. I saw the incident from the outside, and wondered what was going on.

The details as I have understood is that after boarding, starting up and a VERY short taxi, the aircraft stopped on the apron and shut down. Passengers were told that due to heavy air traffic they would be delayed around 30 mins, and then various stories. Then the pax were allowed to disembark a total of 5 hours later, and three pax were removed by police in blindfolds.

The flight was a charter en route to Bodrum in Turkey.

Anyone have any more details??? I managed only this link so far...

http://www.blikopnieuws.nl/bericht/81641

Thanks and brgds,

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)

[Edited 2008-08-26 16:16:28]

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: TK787
Posted 2008-08-26 16:17:17 and read 2731 times.

From a Turkish site;
It says, there were 110 people on board from RTM-BJV. There were some info that the plane might be hijacked, after 5 hours on the tarmac the investigation continues.

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: BuyantUkhaa
Posted 2008-08-26 17:10:40 and read 2597 times.

Same story here: http://www.nrc.nl/binnenland/article...g_aan_de_grond_na_dreigtelefoontje



It says that a phone call was received, and it was considered an attempted hijacking. It says it is not yet known what the link is between the phone call and the arrests. The link posted above also says one of the three arrested has since been released.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/1...via_uren_aan_de_grond__.html?p=2,1

This article says the remaining two are a 31yo man and a 28yo woman, who are suspected of planning a hijacking.

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: Mika
Posted 2008-08-27 04:02:07 and read 2298 times.

I'm surprised how little coverage this incident has gotten, here in a.net and elsewhere. Was this really a hi-jack atempt or just some sort of missunderstanding?

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: BuyantUkhaa
Posted 2008-08-27 04:13:58 and read 2275 times.

The house where both remaining detainees live (a couple?) is being searched by the police. The plane was scanned for explosive devices and given the all clear.

Quoting Mika (Reply 3):
I'm surprised how little coverage this incident has gotten, here in a.net and elsewhere. Was this really a hi-jack atempt or just some sort of missunderstanding?

I got the same idea, yet google news gives 87 articles in English...

http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/...26/europe/OUKWD-UK-DUTCH-PLANE.php

Not many details yet though.

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: AirKas1
Posted 2008-08-27 04:27:32 and read 2206 times.

Today I heard via-via-via that there were indeed 'weapons' found..

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: 777KLM
Posted 2008-08-27 05:45:53 and read 2029 times.

Dutch Police says they found "interesting" and "suspicious" objects in the detainees' houses.
Very little media coverage indeed...

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: LifelinerOne
Posted 2008-08-27 05:51:21 and read 2007 times.



Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 5):
Today I heard via-via-via that there were indeed 'weapons' found..

I heard the same, but these were found at the houses of the persons arrested, not in the airplane. However, a lot of stories are going around, so I can't confirm either version of the story.

We'll wait and see what happens in the next few hours and what kind of news comes out of this. I would like to say, however, that the Dutch are normally very tight lipped on this kind of cases. Remember the persons arrested in Rotterdam during New Years Eve? We only heard some bits of what happened and after that it was completely silent for weeks untill a judge said that there wasn't enough evidence.

If it was a hijack attempt, the local authorities acted swiftly! Good to take the phone call to 112 serious. Let's hope the scare is over for now!

Cheers!  wave 

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: KL577
Posted 2008-08-27 07:02:59 and read 1893 times.



Quoting 777KLM (Reply 6):
Dutch Police says they found "interesting" and "suspicious" objects in the detainees' houses.

But no weapons according to the latest details.

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: KL5147
Posted 2008-08-27 09:56:24 and read 1736 times.

For those interested, the plane involved was boeing 737-8K2 PH-HZF

Topic: RE: Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?
Username: 777klm
Posted 2008-08-28 05:23:47 and read 1524 times.

A third person (male) has been arrested today (08/27)
No further details


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