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15 Air France Crew Among The Oberoi-hostages  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13588 times:

Le Figaro just announced that among the many hostages still kept in the Oberoi HOtel in Mumbai are also 15 Air France crew-members . I do wish them all the best and good luck with the Indian Assault treams trying to liberate the hostages.
There have been new explosions in the Oberoi just one hours ago..

[Edited 2008-11-27 07:15:58]


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13051 times:

Fingers crossed guys n' girls

User currently offlineOdysseus9001 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12790 times:

Air France crews have always been courteous to me and other passengers. I am a frequent traveler and when I read this, it felt like part of my family is in danger.

I wish Indian security forces success and victory in rescuing the hostages unharmed. I know they are doing their best in a very challenging mission.

John


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12790 times:

The Oberoi trident battle will be a long one....probably a few days.
The Army hit squad is in the Hotel.....
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12595 times:

CNN is reporting that the crew is "trapped" which suggests that they may not be hostages, but rather are unable to escape. Either way, best wishes for a quick, safe resolution to their predicament.

In keeping with the aviation theme, it's too bad the attackers' fate couldn't be decided among the fan blades of a GE90 engine.


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User currently offlineFlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7379 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12555 times:



Quoting 777fan (Reply 16):
CNN is reporting that the crew is "trapped" which suggests that they may not be hostages, but rather are unable to escape.

Correct.

The CREW is in the "Trident" section of the Oberoi hotel.
They are all safe. They initially all gathered in the room of the Captain, but now each crew member could return in their room and they are waiting to be evacuated from the hotel.


User currently offlinePar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 6729 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12423 times:

Since this thread is about the concern for safety of these crews, if there are still attackers in the hotel is it wise to be reporting in real time where exactly the crew is being secured?

This attack was obviously well co-ordinated, we would be careless to think that the planners have no access to the internet and can read open forums like this one. A lot of infrastructure went into this raid, regardless of the initial reports are that there are foreigners involved, they had to have local support for shelter, planning, transportation etc. and you can also be certain that not all members of this plot went out on the raid, some most certainely stayed at home to monitor the progress.


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11898 times:

good luck to them!!!

DALelite



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11638 times:

Last news is that special forces have killed all terrorists but one which is injured in the Oberoi hotel. All hostages safe. Good news, hope its true.

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11605 times:

Prayers for the crew and their families......

Quoting 777fan (Reply 4):
In keeping with the aviation theme, it's too bad the attackers' fate couldn't be decided among the fan blades of a GE90 engine.

I agree.


Dave



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11193 times:



Quoting Par13del (Reply 6):
Since this thread is about the concern for safety of these crews, if there are still attackers in the hotel is it wise to be reporting in real time where exactly the crew is being secured?

Since the major sources for news are reporting on this story we here are hardly letting the proverbial cat out of the bag.



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User currently offlinePar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 6729 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11013 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Since the major sources for news are reporting on this story we here are hardly letting the proverbial cat out of the bag.

That may well be the case, but with the prevalence of the internet and mobile internet devices, the information provided via the internet in the initial stages is sometimes more accurate than that provided by those rushing for sound bites on the world media stage. In due time I'm certain the best images we will see of this crisis wil be cell phone still and video shots.

Best wishes to those involved and the nation of India, the fallout from this will be huge on the tourist stage, it takes years to build a tourist market, but as in all things, it can be destroyed in a matter of hours.


User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9953 times:

Best wishes and prayers for them and their continued safety!

Tim



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User currently offlineAllpress From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9933 times:

Im highly doubting the terrorists will be surfing A.net in there
spare time. =]

Good luck to all those involved and hopefully a safe return
of all in danger.

Cam



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User currently offlineVHECA From Australia, joined May 2007, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9616 times:



Quoting 777fan (Reply 4):
In keeping with the aviation theme, it's too bad the attackers' fate couldn't be decided among the fan blades of a GE90 engine.

What did the GE90 ever do to you? Not fair destroy a great peice of technology on terrorists. Just push 'em out over the pacific from 39,000ft!

Wish all a very safe return to their families and loved ones who have been trapped by this ordeal.

Cheers

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User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9213 times:



Quoting 777fan (Reply 4):
In keeping with the aviation theme, it's too bad the attackers' fate couldn't be decided among the fan blades of a GE90 engine.



Quoting VHECA (Reply 14):
Just push 'em out over the pacific from 39,000ft!

Either one would do for my taste.


User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8161 times:

Qantas crews normally stay out near the airport but we have suspended our slips and are rerouting flights via Singapore with the crews operating a Singapore to Mumbai return shuttle.
Good Luck to the Air France crew it would be a very frightening experience.


User currently offlineMattteo From France, joined Feb 2008, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6654 times:

Hi everybody!

Acoording to BFM TV, all crew members have just been released! I'm so happy for my colleagues!!!  Wink  Wink  Wink


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6457 times:



Quoting Mattteo (Reply 17):
Acoording to BFM TV, all crew members have just been released! I'm so happy for my colleagues!!!      

The report is 20 released, including AF and LH crew members and 2 Americans. Not sure if all AF crew were released and safe yet. News still breaking...



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6367 times:



Quoting Mattteo (Reply 17):
Acoording to BFM TV, all crew members have just been released! I'm so happy for my colleagues!!!

Thats great news.

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6254 times:



Quoting Mattteo (Reply 17):
Acoording to BFM TV, all crew members have just been released! I'm so happy for my colleagues!!!

Thank God! Good news for several families I'm sure!

Dave



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6222 times:
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3 LH crewmembers also were involved ...


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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5895 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 18):
The report is 20 released, including AF and LH crew members and 2 Americans. Not sure if all AF crew were released and safe yet. News still breaking...

All 15 AF and 3 LH crew members in the hotel safe and accounted for.



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User currently offlineB707forever From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

Thank God both crews are safe. What a frightening experience for everyone involved. One thinks about the airport as the scary place and now crews need to also think about hotels being just as scary? Crazy, absolutely crazy.

I'm sure there's going to be more than one airline now reviewing their hotel arrangements, including room locations and instructions for crews on evacuation, etc. I fear we're going to hear awful news from Mumbai once the hotels are all cleared. What's especially scary is that 20-25 crazy kids (i say kids because they're all reported as mis 20's) with weapons can create so much world fear and death.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4333 times:



Quoting Par13del (Reply 11):
That may well be the case, but with the prevalence of the internet and mobile internet devices, the information provided via the internet in the initial stages is sometimes more accurate than that provided by those rushing for sound bites on the world media stage. In due time I'm certain the best images we will see of this crisis wil be cell phone still and video shots.

Like others have said I am sure the terrorist have better things to do then to surf the web. Also you might be over stating the importance of this site.



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25 Flymad : 14 SAA crew also involved at the Oberoi. Apparently 7 safe and out of the hotel. Remaining 7 still trapped in the hotel but apparently in contact with
26 AF Cabin Crew : Ia Orana All ! All Air France crews are safe and have been released from the hotel. They will spend a few hours of rest in another hotel before flying
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