Thursday, October 26, 2006

Jihadis not giving up on hijacking

Aftenposten reports that in September of last year, three Egyptians were apprehended by Czech authorities after they attempted to gain access to the flight deck on a plane bound from Oslo to Prague.

The attempt was foiled by flight attendants, and the three men claimed "
they were looking for a staff member because they wanted to buy chewing gum". Czech authorities believe this wasn't an actual hijacking attempt, but more a "rehearsal" for gaining access to the flight deck, presumably for some future flight.

Czech authorities escorted the gum-seekers back to Egypt.

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