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well, he probably told the passengers and crew that he had an explosive device, as the hijackers did on 9/11. his problems was that in this post 9/11 world, passengers and crew understand that once they are hijacked, they are as good as dead anyway. in this day and age, a hijacked aircraft ceases to be a passenger airliner and becomes a weapon of war
A Russian aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Prague today after a 'drunken' passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to hijack it and divert it to Cairo.
Passengers and crew on the Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Geneva managed to overpower the man as he tried to break into the cockpit.
"From what we know, the incident had nothing to do with terrorism," said Jan Subert, spokesman for the Czech counter-intelligence service, the BIS.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
The Russian "hijacker" might get from 8 to 15 years in Czech prison...