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Sudanese Man Attempts To Hijack Egypt Air Flight  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2616 times:

Cairo - A Sudanese man attempted to hijack a flight from Istanbul to Cairo on Wednesday night, a security official from Egypt Air told the German Press Agency dpa.



Good to know that Egypt Air has security on flights to contain people that think they are invincible!

Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3507 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2584 times:
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Now all airlines will have the excuse to use plastic knives.  
As for being drunk well he must have being drinking at the airport as Egyptair does not serve alcohol, if this is the case then he should not have been allowed on board.

[Edited 2009-10-21 14:14:40]

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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I found a better article here:

(Courtesy of Daily News Egypt)

Reports have indicated that he brandished a plastic knife. lol

Contrary to the report posted TUNisia, the hijacker didnt come into contact with the pilots, he was subdued by the Air Marshalls before that could happen. Its a good thing that they were there to stop him.

User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

I found another explanation, official press release from EgyptAir website:


User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 2):
Its a good thing that they were there to stop him.

he sounds just crazy but probably harmless. pretty much any passenger should have been able to stop him. though if he wasn't stopped, what would he have accomplished? tired himself out poking the cockpit door with his dinner knife?

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