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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 (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2576 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.

(excerpt)

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ne...ttempts-to-hijack-Egypt-Air-flight

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


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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3479 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2544 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 (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

I found a better article here:

http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=25343
(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 (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

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

http://www.egyptair.com/English/News/Pages/HijackAttempt.aspx


User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2179 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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