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Aeromexico 576 Hijacked  
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21749 times:

Getting Breaking news text messages about flight 576 from Cancun being hijacked.

125 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21753 times:

Correct, it is confirmed flight was operating CUN-MEX plane Boeing 737-800 seems that 3 persons from Bolivia, they told the pilot to do some turns over Mexico City and pilot told them they couldn't do that because of fuel. Hijackers are asking to speak with President Calderon and claimed to have a bomb.


edit... airport is still operating.

[Edited 2009-09-09 12:18:48]


Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21732 times:

Hasnt hit the News yet BBC/Sky etc...

User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21619 times:

On CNN Live now

It's on the ground in MEX


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21621 times:

TVAzteca reports the plane was moved to the threshold of 23L (im taking that with a grain of salt). Hijackers still insisting on talking with the Mexican president. No injuries reported.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21552 times:

Just breaking on Sky News now , says its on the ground

User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21468 times:

Hijackers are stating that they have a bomb on board and will detinate unless they get to speak with the President

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21467 times:

Have turned it to CNN and watching live footage

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21382 times:

Both TVAzteca and Televisa keep doing random panning shots of T2 and random AM planes. I've yet to see the actual plane itself. Televisa also reports the plane is on 23L, but no images of that yet.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21387 times:

Mexican President was actually at the airport when the flight landed.

User currently offlineSANAV8R From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21287 times:

Reuters said it just landed at MEX.
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5885K420090909

And Calderon was already at the Presidential Hangar
http://www.el-universal.com.mx/notas/625377.html

Planes are being diverted to Toluca as reported by Mexican newspaper
http://www.el-universal.com.mx/notas/625372.html

[Edited 2009-09-09 12:28:09]

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21304 times:

Televisa just said the registration is either EI-DLA or TLA I didn't catch it  banghead 

[Edited 2009-09-09 12:28:56]

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21183 times:

Wow, wow, wow. Interesting to see in later reports how they actually took control of the a/c. Thoughts and prayers with everyone on board as well as their famileis and friends.


What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21186 times:

4 Columbian hijackers.

President will not communicate / negotiate with the hijackers


User currently offlineAM001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21045 times:
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Aaaaaand typical, leave it to the press to confuse a 67 for a 37...

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/625372.html



"Je vole car cela libere mon esprit de la tyrannie des choses insignifiantes" - St. Exupery
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21044 times:

PAX being reportedly released at this moment.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21052 times:

All pax are off the plane, just coming from CNN

User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21052 times:

Plane is EI-DRA Boeing 738, passengers are being released right now as news say.

Saludos



Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20917 times:

TV Azteca reporting the registration is EI-DRA (737-800) and also passengers have been released


Jorge Meneses
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20920 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 16):
All pax are off the plane, just coming from CNN

Why would hijackers let all the pax off the plane???!

Somehow this sounds fishy.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20918 times:

Apparently somebody got in touch with a pax via cell phone. One of the hijackers was described as a white tall male in his 50s.

[Edited 2009-09-09 12:33:00]

User currently offlineClemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20909 times:

TV Azteca picked a terrible spot for their live shots. Great to hear the passengers are being released.

User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20913 times:

Watching it right now. Yeah, three Bolivians demanding to speak to the President of Mexico.

So far nothing has happened, seems like the pax are all ok. The plane is in MEX parked right now, but no new developments.



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20923 times:

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CNN says passengers leaving the A/C.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20916 times:

Seems like some passengers are being liberated!

No further news



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
25 LHR380 : The pax may be off, what about the crew?
26 DAL763ER : Couldn't the pax just assault them? How can they even have the guts to hijack a plane nowadays? Any weapons on them?
27 Post contains links FLY2HMO : Televisa seems to have better coverage at times. From what I saw the plane seems to be parked in this holding pen, next to 23L: http://maps.google.co
28 SANAV8R : On Televisa they keep focusing on a 738 (N/C) at the new Terminal. I doubt in a situation like this they would bring the aircraft to a gate or near th
29 Davescj : MSNBC seems to have confirmed pax off, and airport seems to be operating. Dave
30 OA260 : Pilot still onboard and is looking through the window according to reporter.
31 XAAPB : The plane near runway 23L in a special zone for emergencies with form of a "drop"
32 797 : According to the news, passengers are free now. One passenger called the network and seems like they're all free now. Don't know if it's true though.
33 N405MX : Passengers released as far as we know, L1 slide deployed, a/c sorrounded by PFP
34 Ayubogg : I am actually in Mexico City and my cousin who is Cabin Crew for MX has a flight today to SAT. We heard the news today while having lunch and she will
35 LHR380 : Live footage of the aircraft on Fox News. JUST seen the FO hanging out the window so flight crew are still on board the flight.
36 OA260 : A/C are taking off , you can see them on the live footage. Apparantly all window shades on the A/C have been pulled down[Edited 2009-09-09 12:41:27]
37 Post contains images SANAV8R : Sorry for the quality, I took it with an iPhone and the channel doesn't come in well.
38 FLY2HMO : I'm listening to the call right now live from a reporter who was a pax in the plane. She says everybody was calm nobody was hurt or threatened. She d
39 Davescj : The airport seems to be operating normally....just as an example, AA flight 2177 MIA -- MEX is scheduled to arrive 340 MEX time, in about 1 hr. per MS
40 123 : When will Bolivia stop making bad news... I hope this incident is solved immediately, that the hijackers / wherever they are from and whatever they wa
41 413X3 : Because some hijackers are not blood thirsty murderers and wanted the innocent people off the airplane. Maybe hoping that will be a sign they want to
42 FLY2HMO : They're only allowing departures at the moment.
43 Contrails : This sounds like a nut case. I'll be interested in hearing the rest of the story. Agreed. If I'm on a plane that's being hijacked, God forbid, I'll ma
44 COalways : Were was the flight going to? there schedule destination?
45 SANAV8R : Right now they are saying they are from Columbia not Bolivia. They said from Televisa reading from Reuters they hijacked it because of the way some g
46 DAL1044 : MSNBC Reports that most passengers are off of the plane. Seems to imply that they are holding not only the crew but some passengers hostage still.
47 OA260 : The pilot is leaning out the cockpit window talking to ground staff
48 DocLightning : So with all this enhanced security, how does this happen?
49 FLY2HMO : Thats what I'm thinking too Both TV stations keep saying the "plane is on the runway"
50 LHR380 : Is that not the FO?
51 Borism : Probably some crazy guy started screaming that he has a bomb in his luggage, that's all. 90% probability that real threat is ZERO.
52 Davescj : Sounds like MEX was the normal stop. Per MSNBC reporter, the flight seemed normal until the end. Dave
53 YYZRWY23 : Routing was CUN-MEX. Confirmed watching that live on CNN now, out the F.O window. YYZRWY23
54 Post contains links and images OA260 :
55 Davescj : REF the reg # On the nose gear, looks like DRA i swhat is printed. It also looks like the port front emergency slide is out. Dave
56 N623JB : I have it on now on CNN....wow.
57 Bennett123 : Not every hijacking is a 9/11. No point in having an aerial battle for the sack of it.
58 YYZRWY23 : Federal Forces storming the aircraft NOW. YYZRWY23
59 Adriaticus : I hear two blackhawck helicopters have landed behind the a/c. Federal police is taking the a/c in this moment. __Ad.
60 Post contains links and images OA260 : Special forces storming the rear of the A/C. Crew running off the A/C. Some passengers sitting on the ground
61 Davescj : Military went up the back staircase. and 4 individuals on ground. No emergency vehicles in sight. Dave
62 Tomascubero : They are storming the plane right now by Policia Federal Preventiva according to TV Azteca, crew and remaning pax are off and they have also arrested
63 DAL1044 : MSNBC is now reporting that all passengers were released. Also inbound flights were being diverted.
64 Post contains links Katwspotter : http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,548540,00.html new report saying there were explosives on board but that could be a jumpy statement
65 AM744 : Supposedly, the hijackers couldn't get to the cockpit because of the post-9/11 doors. Yep, I heard it was ON 23L, which I immediately dismissed as ina
66 Davescj : PAX getting off aircraft front left boarding door. With carry on, not being searched prior to getting onto the bus. This was tape. 3 seem to be in han
67 XAAPB : hijackers now arrested!! crew is off the plane! according to tv images
68 OA260 : 6 individuals have been detained and are being led away by special forces. Passengers getting off the front steps. Detained are wearing ''tourist clot
69 Borism : Just usual Fox unsubstantiated fear mongering at its best.
70 Post contains links and images Adriaticus : View Large View MediumPhoto © Thomas Posch - VAP 5 detainees are now handcuffed out the a/c. KUDOS for the Mexican Federal Police!!
71 Borism : No ski masks and khakis? WTF?
72 LTU932 : Looks like it's all over. The hijackers are being arrested by federal agents. Apparently all of the hostages are well.
73 Slider : LOL...
74 Post contains images YYZRWY23 : Some photos from the CNN Coverage: Federal Forces entering a/c through aft L door. One of the suspects in custody. YYZRWY23
75 OA260 : I know standards are dropping , I blame Ryanair
76 Viasamsy : COLOMBIA not "COLUMBIA" Please
77 Csturdiv : Let's see, the hijackers mentioned they would blow it up and what do you need to blow something up, oh I don't know, maybe explosives might be used?
78 Adriaticus : Transportation Minister saying the cockpit was never broken into nor otherwise accessed by the hijackers. __Ad.
79 ThegreatRDU : President Felipe Calderon was scheduled to go to the airport for a totally unrelated issue to fly somewhere...is he still going to MEX
80 DAL1044 : It ended well for all involved. No lifes lost and the aircraft is still in one peice. It could have gone a completely different direction.
81 Nycbased : Why not WAIT to hear where the "hijackers" are from. Instead of simply (and with NO proof) saying they are from such country... TV images appear to sh
82 N623JB : Does it say "EI-DRA"...Thats an Aer Lingus reg...doesnt it suppose to say XA-DRA?
83 YYZRWY23 : EI-*** is the prefix for Mexican registrations. And it seems for Aer Lingus as well, explanations? YYZRWY23
84 IlliniCMI : Because some will use any opportunity to take a shot at Fox News. All details are sketchy at this point so jumping all over a breaking news story is
85 Mx330 : Its leased (believe from ILFC?) I heard normal ops on the ATC, all traffic was on the usual 124.7 app frequency. Juan
86 David_mx : EI registered aircraft are leased and registered in other countries (Ireland IIRC)... XA, XB, XC aircraft are mexican registered aircraft
87 AM001 : EI is an Irish registration. XA is the Mexican civil aircraft registration prefix This plane, IIRC, comes from an Irish leasing company, OR was used
88 Adriaticus : XA-*** would be the registration for Mexican aircraft servicing the general public. XB-*** is for private aircraft. XC-*** is for government-owned (o
89 Boeing747_600 : Context and perspective are important. The UA 93 pax had the benefit of specific information from the people on the ground that they spoke to via cel
90 M11Stephen : It sounds like the F/As followed procedures and everything worked as it should and we now know that hijackers can't take over an aircraft thanks to p
91 AirNz : And as has been said many times, including on this board. It's one thing to sit in an armchair, talk big and like to think what you'd do........but q
92 FLY2HMO : Stupid internet took a dump while this was going on, anyways... Incorrect. Correct. IIRC all AM's planes are leased from ILFC There is currently one m
93 Post contains images FLY2HMO : A small controlled detonation just took place. Looks like it was just an attempt to detonate any possible actual bomb but apparently there never was o
94 Borism : And the last time someone has smuggled explosives onto plane was when? Not that it's impossible, but in this particular case I think it is quite clea
95 SandroZRH : Wrong, EI is the prefix for irish registrations. So the FO isn't a pilot? Gimme a break.
96 LHR380 : Pilot & Co-Pilot Co Pilot also known as First Officer, that is what I was trying to say so no need for that smiley
97 TimeToFly : Confirmed: the guy is Jose Mar Flores Pereira, a bolivian who attended a religious gathering in Cancun. Turned out to be a lunatic saying he hijacked
98 Nycbased : According to reforma.com (online Mexico City newspaper): Lead hijacker = A priest, Bolivian citizen, been living in Oaxaca, Mexico for the last 17 yea
99 757MDE : Yes! Please! It's easier to just attack the usual suspects... EI is the prefix for Ireland, and due to the big leasing businesses based there it's us
100 SandroZRH : No! it's Captain and First Officer. Or do you think we just sit there and watch "the pilot" do his job?
101 Post contains links SANAV8R : Police believed there was more than one hijacker because the preacher told the crew he was accompanied by three others. It turned out the preacher was
102 FLY2HMO : What a pathetic excuse for scaring passengers and mobilizing hundreds of troops and disrupting airport ops. I hope he spends decent time in the slamme
103 LHR380 : Since when does the word co pilot mean they don't do any work, where did I say that? Why is this even being discussed?? I have not used wrong termino
104 Airstud : Just from reading the news bulletins on this here thread, it looks like the Mexican authorities handled this situation really well. Maybe this will br
105 N623JB : Thanks for the info on the regristrations
106 LatinPlane : So in reallity this flight was never hijacked. You cannot hijack a plane if you don't have control over the plane which this suspect never had. It is
107 Nycbased : I have been thinking about this since the incident took place...The flight was CUN-MEX and landed in MEX...Apparently, some if not all the passengers
108 LatinPlane : I just saw a report on CNN en Espanol where the CEO of AeroMexico just spoke as well as one of the passengers on the flight. The passengers had no clu
109 DocLightning : I just pale to think of the additional security measures we're going to be subjected to as a result of this...
110 UALWN : Wow, Chuck Norris talking here. As you saw from the outcome of this particular hijack attempt, UA93 attitudes (though totally appropriate in that cas
111 Wukka : Thanks for stating that, Doc. After all of the hullabaloo, and everyone was reported safe, that's the first thing that ran through my mind. Unfortuna
112 Csturdiv : So you are saying that we should let our guard down and dismiss all future claims and threats about explosives on an airplane? Anytime somebody says
113 KingFriday013 : I just finished booking my flights home for Thanksgiving. I have an hour and 20 minutes between the time my last class ends and the time the flight d
114 DocLightning : The thing is: what do you do to replace this? Do a psychiatric screening on every passenger? Ask each passenger if they get religious visions?
115 KingFriday013 : No, you clearly can't do any of that. But probably more in-depth searches of baggage and what not for bombs, like the hijacker had said he had. How c
116 DocLightning : Why would you do more in-depth searches? He DIDN'T have a bomb! Every single bag gets a CT scan now. How much more thorough can you get than that?
117 AM744 : It wasn't a bomb, although a high authority said on record they are investigating on why a suspicious device (with no actual explosives) made it past
118 N405MX : Correct, actually with all security stuff in all airports (specially CUN) wonder how that got into the plane, maybe when they screened it, it looked
119 KingFriday013 : I think I misread something. My apologies; this makes more sense anyway I think this is more like what I was trying to get at. -J.
120 413X3 : planes are leased from different companies all the time, I believe not re-registering them in their home country has more to do with the airline evad
121 LatinPlane : All he used was a few cans of juice and some flashing little bulbs. He must have gotten the juice at the airport. It was a hoax. What I wanna know is
122 N405MX : Right ! Maybe it has to do with and old phrase.... If you can´t give bread... give circus..... Saludos
123 AM744 : It is way beyond me. They open themselves to all sorts of consequences of whatever crap the criminals happen to declare or insinuate. Stupid policy.
124 Bennett123 : IMO this is a win win win situation. Passengers/crew safe, hijacker arrested and plane OK as well.
125 Adriaticus : I'd say a win/win/win/win/win/win situation... Pax, crew, a/c safe; Federal Police with a check mark; the media delighted with all the ruckus and liv
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