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Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 2:13 am

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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RE: Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 2:19 am

WOW. What special police?
 
trickijedi
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RE: Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 10:42 am

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!
 
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RE: Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 10:46 am

According to a report, the hijacker made a run for the cockpit and was tripped by an onboard policeman's foot.
 
smolt
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RE: Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 11:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Hijack In China

Sun May 12, 2002 3:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: Hijack In China

Mon May 13, 2002 3:41 pm

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.
 
hkg82
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RE: Hijack In China

Mon May 13, 2002 6:03 pm

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?

Hkg82.


 
carnoc
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RE: Hkg82

Mon May 13, 2002 8:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: Carnoc

Tue May 14, 2002 1:54 am

What aircraft was the Xiamen Airlines jet?

Hkg82.
 
carnoc
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Hkg82

Wed May 15, 2002 1:01 pm

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

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