Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1625 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'.
Smolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1301 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.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1235 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.
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1190 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?
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1148 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.