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Plane hijacked in China's restive Xinjiang region

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Plane hijacked in China's restive Xinjiang region


www.washingtonpost.com

BEIJING -- China's state news agency says a plane has been hijacked in the restive western region of Xinjiang, which was rocked by ethnic riots last month.

Xinhua News Agency did not give any details about the hijacking in a brief report Sunday.
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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Just breaking now on twitter/AP/WP.

More details are sure to come in soon.

Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't recall in the recent past any hijackings in China.. Things are definitely ramping up over there for sure.

One must wonder about this though, if it is truly being done *just* for political reasons.. Or...

Time will tell I suppose :

www.washingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:46 AM
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Oops. Just saw that freemindmine has also started a thread on this.
considering they were technically first --- Please comment on their thread here :
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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 12:02 PM
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My second thread on it was binned as well, as there was not enough of a story to keep it! Thanks but yours is here now so we'll just keep this one going. So long as the mods don't bin this too!

Breaking: Not a Hijacking but threat of a bomb.
BULLETIN -- STATE MEDIA: AVIATION AUTHORITIES WILL NOT ALLOW PLANE TO LAND IN URUMQI.
www.bnonews.com...




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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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More Breaking..............

URUMQI, China (BNO NEWS) -- An Afghan plane carrying an unknown number of people was threatened with a bomb on Sunday evening, according to state media. It earlier reported the plane had been hijacked.

The news agency said aviation authorities have denied the plane to land at Urumqi airport but says that armed police and other emergency vehicles have rushed to the airport to prepare for an emergency response.

It was not immediately clear if the plane was ever hijacked at any point.

news.bnonews.com...



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 12:32 PM
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It would seem this is over now ................

Chinese state media reports the plane has safely landed in Afghanistan, but NATO tells BNO News they have no reports of an emergency landing.

URUMQI, China (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese state media reports that an Afghan plane carrying an unknown number of people has safely landed in Afghanistan after it was denied a landing in China´s Urumqi following a bomb threat.

The news agency said aviation authorities denied the plane, bound for Urumqi, to land at the airport but says that armed police and other emergency vehicles rushed to the airport to prepare for an emergency response. The agency initially reported that the plane had been hijacked.

It was not immediately clear if the plane was ever hijacked at any point.

A spokesman for the NATO-led ISAF alliance in Kabul told BNO News they had no reports of an incident involving a plane, adding more doubts to the reports from state media. "We would know immediately," he said.

news.bnonews.com...

Still not sure what went on here.


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[edit on 9/8/09 by freemindmine]



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