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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

After the crash of Air China and China Northern, China today now faces 3rd major flight safety incident on May 10.

The flight was Xiamen Airlines MF8336 from Shenzhen, bounded for Xiamen. A passenger with 2 knifes and a letter to Taiwanese president Chen Shui-Bian attempted to break in the flight deck. He was stopped by passengers and special police.

According to Singtao Daily, the hijackeris in his 30s, currently unemployed. Police later found out that he stuck 2 knifes at the bottom of his shows and the socks.

The suspect's letter to Chen Shui-Bian was titled 'One country, two systems'. He was later indentifies as 'possible mental illness'.

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User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

WOW. What special police?

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

This certainly isn't good news.

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

According to a report, the hijacker made a run for the cockpit and was tripped by an onboard policeman's foot.

User currently offlineSmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

The same day in Taiwan the former president Ri To ki(splling not sure) leaded a demonstration walk claiming for the independense of Taiwan and renaming the nation to the Republic of Taiwan from the Republic of China.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Smolt, for your info, Taiwan's former president is Lee Deng Hui (something like that rather than Ri To Ki).

And Taiwan wants to remain independent as Republic of China and I does make me think why dont they make it Republic of Taiwan instead so people dont confuse them with the mainland. Their national carrier is also China Airlines which made lots of traveller consufed with their origin.

China's official name is People's Republic of China often shortened to PRC.

User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1425 times:

How did the hijacker bring knife to the cabin? Did he pay for the security guard at the airport? If yes, then all security measures are useless, just disturb passengers.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Thankfully the hijacker was stopped before he was able to enter the cockpit, and then who knows what might've happened thereafter. It hasn't been a good month for China's aviation industry, 2 fatal crashes just weeks apart, and now a potential hijacking of a Xiamen Airlines jet by a madman has just been prevented!

How was he able to get knives onboard? Were they placed in his shoes or underneath them? I don't know what airport security is like at Shenzhen Airport, but I assume they're not that stringent.

Who knows, maybe he even bribed the security official?


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

According to what I've heard that the person who tried to hijack the jet, he used to put a knife in his shoes and the security alarm was noticed, security officers simply asked him, he gave something (I cannot really remember what he passed to a security officer) can strongly notice the security alarm. However, security officers totally forgot to double check on him and he easily went through to the main terminal.

In addition, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) urgently sent security notices to all civil aviation organizations, airlines, airports and other industrial related entities.

According to the newest information, in many China's airports, security officers already started to check on passengers' shoes for all domestic and int'l flights at the moment.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

What aircraft was the Xiamen Airlines jet?


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Hkg82, I'm really sorry that I am actually unsure that what jet was operated.

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