|Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 2):|
It was in the news, I believe last February
|Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):|
But, I found it very moving that the NY Times put her in todays magazine issue about the best and brightest who died in 2005.
She pleaded with the terrorists, Let the women go. The terrorists refused. The older women, then, and the children, she insisted. Amazing what can happen if you ask: they relented. Derickson rounded up the selected hostages and coaxed them down the emergency slide, even as they resisted, too terrified to move. Then it was on to Algiers.
And she talked to the passengers, reminding them calmly but urgently to do as the hijackers demanded, to stay silent, to keep their heads down. She advocated for the most desperate, the ones who needed the bathroom, or some water, or some more room for a pregnant wife.
The plane landed in Algiers for refueling. The ground crew had no intention of fueling the plane without pay; the terrorists became agitated, threatening violence. Derickson, like a soccer mom on board some minivan from hell, reached into her purse, pulled out her Shell credit card and told them to charge it. They did.
|Quoting Iairallie (Reply 6):|
They probably wrote the article because of the Germans releasing the Hijacker last week after only 19 years.
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