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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An AeroMexico passenger plane was hijacked in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Wednesday and flown to Mexico City's international airport where Transport Minister Juan Molinar said it landed safely.
Mexican radio said the plane was carrying 104 passengers.
TV images showed Mexican security forces arriving in trucks at Mexico City airport, where operations were suspended.
Local newspaper websites said three men earlier seized control of the Boeing 737 plane and threatened to blow it up unless they were allowed to speak to President Felipe Calderon.
El Universal daily said the men had not been able to get inside the plane's cockpit.
Originally posted by Faiol
yes .. I am just reading about this ....
THEY WANT TO TALK WITH THE PRESIDENT
Mexico City - Three unidentified attackers hijacked a passenger plane in Mexico on Wednesday and threatened to detonate a bomb. The attackers - reportedly three men - demanded to talk with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mexican radio reported. The plane operated by the airline Aeromexico took off from the renowned resort city of Cancun, in southeastern Mexico, and was hijacked by the time it landed at Mexico City airport, where it remained isolated on a runway. All flights were suspended at Mexico City airport.