Sounds like the situation is being hyped way above what it should be - drunk passenger demanding stuff and being violent. Doesnt sound like a hijacking to me, just a drunk idiot. Hit him, land the plane and deal with it.
PRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10598 times:
As per local media hijacker was drunk russion passenger and had fight with two other on board of the aircraft. Lately he was picified by other passengers and plane safely landed in PRG. Hijacker was handed over to Czech authorities and plane is right now standing near rwy 31. Check of the cabin and holds is performed right now and after assurance nothing dangerous is on board, plane will be released for Geneva.
PanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10263 times:
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 11): just read the above. Boy, they must have beat the hell out of him. That will probably be the last time he gets drunk and acts up.
Served him right, seen too much of this c***p on some international vacation destinations, when people get booze at cheap prices or free, they behave like right idiots. I say throw them off the flight in mid air if necessary. Had a chap one on a flight to MIA that got drunk and tried to force his way into First Class, the pilot came out of the cockpit and told him that if he didn't behave himself he was going to throw him out the window. The idiot believed him and went back to his Y seat and behaved himself for the rest of the flight, I guess it takes a tough stand with these people. Can't understand drunken idiots on board, they are a mernace not only to themselves but to the rest of the flight
PRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10103 times:
So the hijacker was 32 years old , I don t want to call him Mr., Dagaev and accoring local police president, he wanted the pilot to change the route to Africa, Cairo. Is it only my feeling that recently a lot of similar incidents is coming from russian or ex russian passengers. If there is somebody caught smoking in the toilet during the flight on the way to PRG from TLV, than it is ALWAYS ex russian isareli.