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Alitalia Hijack  
User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

According to the French radio France Inter, an Alitalia flight from Bologna to Paris has just been hijacked. The aicraft has landed at Lyon St Exupery airport.
No more news for the moment.

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User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

There are 67 passengers plus 7 crew members.
The aircraft had to land at Lyon St Exupery airport.


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1403 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

No news yet on Italian Newspapers' websites.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1403 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Is it maybe an emergency landing or a diversion caused by the thunderstorms in Europe or for any other cause?

Stefano


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

It should be flight AZ 364 BLQ-CDG



User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Stefano, there's no need to worry any more.
According to France Info, the hijack happened in the middle of the afternoon. The man who hijacked the plane has now surrendered.
All the 67 pax and the 7 crew members are safe.


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1403 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

here we go,
there's the news on internet.
unfortunately there are no info apart that the hijacker has been arrested.


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

No,the news is confirmed by Italian State TV RAI teletext.





User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Actually, the aircraft is at the end of Lyon's runway.

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1403 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Thanks AOMlover,
I am receiving infos through the internet but untill you know the complete story it can be upsetting and scaring......

Does anybody know the reason for this act or who is this man?

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

What was the a/c?



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

AZ 364 is scheduled with MDD-80.




User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10818 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I read several reports, some say its a MD-80 of Alitalia, some say its a 737 flying on "behalf of Alitalia and Air France".

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
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According to Fox News Channel, the man has been identified as an Italian male.

He supposedly jumped into the aisle in flight, yelling, "I am a terrorist. I support al Qaeda. I have a bomb, and I'm hijacking this airplane."

No word on whether or not the passengers proceeded to kick the snot out of him or not.  Big grin

French police stormed the aircraft upon landing at Lyon, and took him into custody.



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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Between BLQ and CDG, Alitalia and Air France have 6 daily flights in each direction, 3 operated by AZ and 3 by AF and they are all in code-sharing.

Since the Italian press confirmed it was flight AZ 364, it should be an MDD-80.
Press reported the the hijacker has been arrested and he is an Italian man with mental problems.



User currently offlineTurin_airport From Italy, joined Oct 2001, 278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

The Hijacker is an Italian man, called Stefano Savorani, affected by psychic problems. He said he Hijacked the plane "to simulate an attack against Bin Laden" (??).
The man is not new to this kind of things: in 1999 he tried to Hijack an AirFrance flight between Marseille an Paris and in 1998 he tried to do the same thing with the Italian "Eurostar" train between Milan and Rome and divert it to Paris!! (how can you Hijack a train?!).

T_a


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

The man is not new to this kind of things: in 1999 ...

And you guys say that the security in the US is bad !!, how does a guy with two prior hijacking convictions get let aboard a plane ?, and how come most of these silly events keep involving Paris in one way or another ? French security is awful. I have flown out of CDG many times this year, and most times the security was extremely flawed

Jeremy


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Time to ban this goof from all modes of transportation. He will continue to do this sort of thing if he gets the opportunity.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
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It's the "Nike Express" for him from now on!  Smile


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

See this link:
http://query.adp.fr/adpv3/gb/pax/hor/index2.adp?mvtCod=A&aeropvil=BLQ%2CBOLOGNA&tas=&jourvol=A&hrlt=1200&dtlt=&cieLig=

"AZ364: diverted"
the aircraft was an MD82.



User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

Why is a guy who attempted to hijack a plane in 1999 not in jail???
Why is this guy allowed to fly at all, just three years from his hijack attempt??
Isn't there some sort of blacklist??

How about this: Richard Reid, the AA shoe bomber, will he be on another AA flight three years from now? Think not!


User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

On board there were 15 French and 2 Russian people, all the others were Italian.
I've just seen the pictures at the French TV.


User currently offlineMorecy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

"And you guys say that the security in the US is bad !!, how does a guy with two prior hijacking convictions get let aboard a plane ?, and how come most of these silly events keep involving Paris in one way or another ? French security is awful. I have flown out of CDG many times this year, and most times the security was extremely flawed

Jeremy"

The flight originated from Bologna... how the hell is Paris security responsible for what happened? I also suspect that after his previous attempts they realized that the guy is mentally ill and probably not considered a "real" threat compared to an actual terrorist. Just my guess though.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

"The man's mother, on learning that her son had hijacked a plane, reacted by saying: "My God, he's done it again!", said Italian newspaper La Repubblica website"

despite the serious questions this latest charade raises, there's always room for some humour, eh?

Rgds


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