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Attempted Hijack - Transavia At RTM?  
User currently offlineQm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 281 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2741 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]


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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4398 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2717 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.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2873 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2583 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.



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2867 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2284 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?

User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2873 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2261 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.



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3971 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

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

User currently offline777KLM From China, joined Apr 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

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



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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1916 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1993 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 



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User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1879 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.


User currently offlineKL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

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


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User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

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



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