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Hijacker And Hijacked Meet After 25 Years.  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Peter Duffy one of the hijackers who had hijacked an AI B707 from Seychelles after an unsuccessful coup attempt met the captain of that flight at his residence in Mumbai.




"Hey, Peter, is that you?" shouted retired Air India (AI) captain U C Saxena as his eyes scanned a short, stocky man of Scottish origin, coming out of the domestic terminal on Saturday morning.

"That's me, mate," shot back Peter and the two embraced each other. South African ex-mercenary Peter Duffy finally caught up with retired pilot Saxena after 25 years of the hijacking of an AI Boeing 707 from the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to Durban.

Duffy was one of the 44 mercenaries who barged into Saxena’s plane with 79 passengers and crew at the Victoria Mahe Airport and diverted the Mumbai-bound flight to South Africa.


The second link also has a video.

An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

This is interesting but weird at the same time. Why would the hijacked receive the hijacker as if they were friends that haven't seen in a long time? Or was the captain involved or in some way made some kinda of friendship with this guy?

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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Indian hospitality at its best...

User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

Stockholm Syndrome ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Syndrome ) or perhaps the dudes were really quite nice to each other.  scratchchin 

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User currently offlinePhilipkk From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

Maybe because both of them are alive today because of the other person

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

LMAO very touching in a way. Good to hear this.  Smile


User currently offlineTheSunseeker From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 2):
Indian hospitality at its best...

 bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

It was in all the Newspapers out here.The Mercenaries used the AI Aircraft to Escape & did not use the Arms on board.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 14 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

I think that if I were a mercenary and the army were behind me, then I would grab a plane rather than stand against a wall.

Perhaps the pilot would also do so.

I also understand that it was not a violent hijack.

I do not condone hijacking.

User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
It was in all the Newspapers out here.

The TV channels had it as well, it made for a fairly interestiong story. Sadly, not all hijackings of Indian aircraft ended like this one.

A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 9):
Sadly, not all hijackings of Indian aircraft ended like this one.

I wonder if the Khandhar Highjackers would Visit the IC crew.The Indian Govt would def not let them go back  Smile

Think of the brighter side!
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