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ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:55 pm

ABCnews.com just put up a notice of a breaking story.

Apparently a hi-jacking was foiled in Miami.

Anybody heard anything on this Confused
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:57 pm

Nope no info here.
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:01 am

Should add that the banner on ABCNEWS states that this happened in Miami.
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:05 am

There's nothing on the ABC website......
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:06 am

Yeah there is right on the opening page. Just below the photo of the ROV.

They just changed the banner. Now it says that a cockpit intruder was subdued.

More to follow I am sure.
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:07 am

They updated that breaking news to say that a cockpit intruder was subdued on a flight outbound from MIA
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:11 am

The copilot nailed this guy on the head with the crash axe....Way to go....United Airlines flight
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:11 am

"A United Airlines flight out of Miami is now safely on the ground in Buenos Aires after a man reportedly attempted to gain access to the cockpit. "
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:13 am

Source:
ABCnews.com

"Possible Attempted Hijacking
Man Tried to Enter Cockpit on Flight from Miami to Buenos Aires



Feb. 7 — A United Airlines flight out of Miami is now safely on the ground in Buenos Aires after a man reportedly attempted to gain access to the cockpit.

Local television said a man on board Flight UA 855 attempted to enter the cockpit about fours hours after the plane took off from Miami at 11:55pm last night.
The co-pilot reportedly overpowered the man, who was reportedly from Uruguay and the plane landed at Buenos Aires airport in Argentina this morning.

The co-pilot grabbed a fire axe that was in the cockpit and hit the intruder on the head. The crew and some passengers were then able to subdue the man, according to the FBI. "



 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:14 am

The aircraft involved should be a 777.
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:17 am

Well looks like a stupid fool, thank god ..

wasn't the door closed & blocked ?

oh, oh I feel some investigation coming ...
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:34 am

EZE I assume.
Certainly this person could not have been thinking straight if he tried to break in to the cockpit.
Do you suppose this may have been politically motivated, involving all of the domestic unrest in Argentina?
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:47 am

Yep, it'll be EZE-Ezeiza airport.

The guy is allegedly Uruguayan-perhaps just a nut rather than domestic issues in Argie??

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:50 am

MIA > EZE is probably long enough to have an IRO, so maybe it was the IRO that intercepted the man. I am also interested to find out if the door was locked, I must say that it probably wasn't as it isnt that easy to get through them when locked these days

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Here's The New:

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:52 am

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities detained a passenger aboard a United Airlines jetliner Thursday after he tried to enter the cockpit during a flight from Miami, officials and the airline said.

The unidentified passenger was restrained by the plane's crew and later arrested by police after the flight landed as scheduled in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, said Jorge Reta, an Air Force spokesman.

Authorities did not identify the passenger, but local reports said the man was reportedly a Uruguayan citizen.

 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:09 am

Keesje wrote:
wasn't the door closed & blocked ?

Yes it was. That is why it took the person so long to kick in the bottom part of the door. It gave the pilots advace warning. On the outside of the door, passengers as well as crew members already tried to subdue him.

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:14 am

THey are interviewing a passenger from F class on that flight right now on CNN.
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:27 am

CNN Europe are now quoting the United airlines spokeman as saying that the intruder never actually gained access to the cockpit. They are saying that he was stopped while trying to get in. They then went on to rabble about how the doors are now re-enforced

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:29 am

Perhaps the guy was just an aviation enthusiast and
badly wanted to see a B777 cockpit  Smile. I remember when
I flew a BA 777 from Philadelphia to London last December,
they did not allow me a cockpit visit  Sad, even though
the plane was at the gate already. That was not a good feeling.

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:37 am

How did the son-of-a-bitch even get that far??? The passengers should have killed the guy long before he got as far as he did.
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:41 am

How did the son-of-a-bitch even get that far??? The passengers should have killed the guy long before he got as far as he did.

well can't do, he could be looking for the lav ..
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:41 am

Maybe it happened during boarding when the door to the cockpit may have been open. Who knows lets wait and see.
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:43 am

MSNBC is reporting that the man that attempted to enter the cockpit of aircraft is a banker from Uraguay. They are also reporting that the man did not force his way into the cockpit, but that the pilot opened the door, and the copilot hit him with the fire ax. MSNBC is reporting that the man was also intoxicated. Passengers reports are that the man seemed visibly drunk. They interviewed a colonel from the Argentine air force, who spoke with the man. Apparently the perpetator was confused about the entire situation.
Currently they are interviewing Mary Schiavo, asking her questions about cockpit security and the issue of serving alcohol on airplanes.
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:44 am

Well on second thought, they could have recognized a son-of-a-bitch ..

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:47 am

Hopefully the capt. split Pablo's wig real good
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:51 am

Sounds like this was a huge mix up !
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:56 am

From London's Evening Standard

Passenger held after hijack attempt

A passenger tried to force his way into the locked cockpit of a United Airlines flight halfway from Miami to Argentina today, but pilots hit him with an axe and subdued him.

The man was arrested when the Boeing 777 landed safely in Buenos Aires. A United Airlines spokesman confirmed that the man was a Uruguayan but did not have details on his name or age.

He said the passenger was subdued by one or two pilots, the lead flight attendant and one other passenger.

Pilots hit the man with an axe located in the cockpit, the spokesman added. The axes are kept in a cockpit in case the crew needs them in an emergency.

"He suffered some injuries and was taken to a hospital," he said.

Hopkins said the man boarded the flight in Miami. All cockpit doors on United planes are reinforced with special metal bars following the Sept. 11 hijackings of four commercial airliners.

Local Argentine officials did not say whether he was armed and the Argentine air force said he appeared to be "mentally disturbed" and had been overpowered by the crew of United Airlines Flight 855.

"The crew were successful and advised Ezeiza (Buenos Aires' international airport). Police entered the plane, took him prisoner and notified a judge," said air force spokesman Jorge Reta.

United Airlines issued a statement saying it had advised the FBI and Interpol about the incident.

United said the flight had 155 passengers aboard, along with three pilots and 12 flight attendants.

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:59 am

Being from Uruguay, I doubt he was muslim or had any tie ins with Osama
 
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Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:23 am

Judy Orihuela, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Miami, said the man was identified as Pablo Moreira, 28, a Uruguay banker. Moreira is in the custody of Argentine police and FBI agents, Orihuela said. He will be returned later Thursday to Miami, where he will be charged with interfering with a flight crew, Orihuela said.

Passenger Jan Boyer said he was sleeping when a commotion awoke him and he got out of his seat to investigate.

"I faced an individual who was basically kicking the door of the cockpit in sort of a kung-fu style," Boyer said. "I said, 'What are you doing?' And he said, 'I want to talk to the captain.'

"The cockpit door is divided into two sections, and the lower section actually opens up ... and he had actually inserted himself, his torso into the cockpit," Boyer said. He said he and other passengers jumped on the man, and the plane's co-pilot then hit the man "bluntly on the head" with the ax.

"This led to a lot of blood all over the place," Boyer said. He said the man then was dragged out of the cockpit and restrained.

Officials said Moreira was not carrying a weapon and did not appear to be drinking.

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:29 am

If I was the f/o, I would have been taking batting practice on Pablo's head with that axe. Or I would have karate kicked him while he was kicking the cockpit door. He probably didn't get hit as hard as he should have!

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:40 am

A huge BRAVO to the pilot or f/o who acted so quickly to put this guy out!!!
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:42 am

Im sure an invetigation will go on. They will also investigate why the FAMs were not aboard that flight otherwise they would've shot him.

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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:18 am

Only 157 passengers on this 777. Ouch. No wonder United is having money problems. I hope the cargo was full, but given Argentina's problems, I doubt much is being imported or exported.
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:30 am

"Boy, I told you not to get in that cock pit; If you can't listen you can feel".
Ahh brings back my childhood  Smile
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:41 am

It's a good thing security confiscated the flightcrew's tweesers and nailfiles or they could have groomed him to death! Those things could be used as weapons, you know.
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:46 am

They should introduce him to some running acft engines  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:54 am

Im with FLPuck6 on this one, a very big BRAVO, to the f/o. Thats what pilots, passengers, and flight crew sould be trained to do. Use whatever you have got, and if that happens to be a crash axe, so be it, and just start whooping on the guy.
 
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A Pic!

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:48 am

Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:49 am


It's a 767-300ER not 777-200. Flight 855 MIA-EZE-MVD
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RE: ABCNEWS.com Is Reporting Attempted Hijacking

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:40 pm

I wish I was the FO on that flt. I wouldn't have used the flat side of the ax. Our friend would be going home to Uraguay in a box instead of flying back to MIA for a trial.
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