daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 4th, 2009, 06:34 AM   #341
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

Im glad for both the + Tokyo frequency & the ban lift...

Since AM stopped operating 777 in MEX-TIJ-NRT, 767 are now operating at full in Tijuana...

Regarding the cellphones, that is really a must-to-cheer...
You know, it was sometimes such a pity one missed those great shots from above all due to not having the camera... No longer...
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 4th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #342
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

I also read that the T7 is coming back to this particular route. Only doubt is what destination is getting cut short on the T7. I hope Buenos Aires remains a T7 route to compete head to head to Mexicana Airlines...
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #343
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Mexico is the latest nation to lift the ban of in-flight phone use



www.dailytech.com
The U.S. still prohibits the use of mobile phones during flights, but Mexico and other nations are re-thinking similar rules.

Citing the use of new technology, using mobile phones and other electronics immediately after take off and prior to landing no longer interferes with the cockpit's navigation system. The Mexican Communications and Transportation Department decided to lift the eight-year-old ban after discussing the topic with flight safety experts, engineers, pilots and flight crews, and passengers.

It's still illegal to use phones while in-flight on all U.S. flights, but the European Union and other nations have lifted the ban. Furthermore, some airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, now offer services that give passengers the ability to receive and make calls from their phones.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said lifting the ban is a topic they're actively discussing, but warn passengers they shouldn't get their hopes up any time soon.

Politicians who supported the "Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act" said that even though they are against voice communication while in the air, the growing ability to use the Internet means voice chatter is inevitable.

"The public doesn't want to be subjected to people talking on their cell phones on an already overpacked airplane," according to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who was a strong supporter of the bill. "However, with Internet access just around the corner on U.S. flights, it won't be long before the ban on voice communications on in-flight planes is lifted."
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #344
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

AeroMexico No Longer Minds A Few In-Flight Cell Phone Calls



Where: Mexico
September 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM



Get your earplugs ready—on Monday, Mexico lifted a law banning in-flight cell phone use, and nowAeroMexico is licking its chops at the thought of giving their passengers the privilege of phoning home first. With the law gone and AeroMexico's already stating that passengers would be allowed to use their cell phones in-flight, except for during takeoffs, landings, and when flight attendants say not to, we dare you to test it out on your flights to Mexico this Labor Day weekend. Perhaps on your way home on Monday night, call for a cab and then for Thai takeout, all the while flying 35,000-feet somewhere above Louisiana.

Of course, if you're simply so high up that you can't get a ground signal, we recommend going to airplane mode and awaiting the day when AeroMexico and others, like Emirates get airplane antennas installed for the purpose of making cell phone calls. Ryanair was already first out of the gate on this idea, but only because it means more pocket money for them, and we've already deduced that they care nothing for passenger comfort. Nonetheless, we're still big fans of the "airplane mode" and relish the hours spent away from constantly incoming emails, text messages, and—ahhem—even

Source:www.jaunted.com
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #345
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

Fern, here are some other pictures of my collection I finally uploaded...

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2009, 07:07 AM   #346
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Sweet!

I wish AM would buy more 738's since it's practically the same cost as operating a 737. With less cargo space and seat available per flight...

Like this 738 in Tijuana*
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #347
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489


Lightning Strike Injures 4 at Mexico City Airport



MEXICO CITY – A lightning strike hit a plane parked at the Mexico City airport and injured four maintenance workers, a spokesman at that facility said.

The lightning struck the tail of an AeroMexico jetliner, which had arrived from Madrid and was due to depart for Chile,” a spokesman for the Mexico City International Airport said Friday.

He said the impact injured four people who were working on the plane prior to boarding and were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

“The four were conscious and their condition has been reported as stable,” the spokesman said.

He added that the plane, which was empty at the time, apparently suffered no damage since it has a lightning protection system

Source:www.laht.com
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #348
123er123
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 10
Likes (Received): 1

http://***************/ref.php?id=764
123er123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #349
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Quote:
Originally Posted by 123er123 View Post
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #350
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

Here, another of one 737 & one 738 at gates 2 and 4 respectively of TIJ Concourse A...
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #351
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hijacker suspects taken into custody after threatening to blow up Aeromexico plane

BY Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Updated Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 4:18 PM

Bull/AP
Hijackers threaten to blow up an AeroMexico airliner (above), if their demands are not met.






The hijacking of an Aeromexico 737 with 104 people aboard ended safely Wednesday when cops stormed the plane and took as many as seven hijackers into custody.
None of the passengers were hurt, according to initial reports.
Flight 576, hijacked between Cancun and Mexico, landed safely in Mexico City but remained on the tarmac for almost an hour as the hijackers threatened to blow it up.
Dramatic TV pictures showed what appeared to be heavily armed SWAT teams storming the plane.
Then passengers filed out of the plane, toting babies and carryon bags, and seven men were taken away by federal police.
The hijackers were reportedly Bolivian and demanded to speak to Mexican President Felipe Calderone.
The husband of a passenger on the plane told TV Azteca that his wife had sent him a text that her plane was seized.
"But she said not to call her back because the hijackers said they would take away their phones," he said.
He said his wife and their two kids had been freed and were safe.
All flights into and out of Mexico City were suspended.
[email protected]
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #352
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fern~Fern* View Post
Sweet!

I wish AM would buy more 738's since it's practically the same cost as operating a 737. With less cargo space and seat available per flight...

Like this 738 in Tijuana*

This is the Plane that was Hi-JACKED today in Mexico City!!!!!
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #353
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

Precisely...

Soon news on this...
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #354
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

From Aeromexico.com

Aeroméxico informa sobre su vuelo 576

México D.F. - septiembre 09, 2009

Aeroméxico informa sobre su vuelo 576


México, D.F., a 9 de septiembre del 2009.- Aeroméxico informa que su vuelo AM576, procedente de Cancún y con destino a la ciudad de México, recibió una amenaza de bomba en vuelo lo que, de acuerdo a los procedimientos de la aerolínea, activó un plan de emergencia coordinado con las autoridades federales competentes.

El avión aterrizó sin mayor contratiempo a las 13.39 horas en el Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM), sin incidencia alguna para los pasajeros, tripulantes y la aeronave.

El avión, un Boeing 737-800 con 104 pasajeros y siete tripulantes a bordo, al aterrizar en la Terminal aérea fue llevado a una posición remota que las autoridades aeroportuarias destinan para estos casos. Gracias a la pericia de la tripulación que actuó con sensibilidad, responsabilidad y con estricto apego al manual de procedimientos que para estos casos se tiene previsto, los pasajeros no se enteraron del suceso hasta después de aterrizar en el AICM, con lo que se evitaron situaciones de alarma y nerviosismo en vuelo.

Las autoridades actuaron con gran oportunidad y eficacia, en coordinación con el personal de Aeroméxico, con lo que se logró la evacuación de la tripulación y pasajeros sin ningún incidente que lamentar.

El protocolo de seguridad previsto en el manual de procedimientos de la aerolínea se activó desde el momento mismo en que los pilotos reportaron el suceso vía los sistemas de comunicación de la aeronave, lo que permitió la coordinación del personal en tierra y la tripulación adecuadamente.

Este suceso reconfirmó que Aeroméxico es una aerolínea que se sitúa a la vanguardia a nivel mundial en materia de protocolos de seguridad y que su personal está altamente calificado para responder con la actitud y conocimiento necesarios ante cualquier evento extraordinario que se presente.

Aeroméxico extiende un amplio reconocimiento a los integrantes de la tripulación de este vuelo y agradece a las autoridades que brindaron todo el apoyo a la aerolínea, a su personal y a los pasajeros.




http://www.aeromexico.com/es_mx/acer...l.aspx?ID=6054







*My apologies for not translating it... Hope Fern can help me on this...
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 06:59 AM   #355
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayasCity View Post
Aeroméxico informa sobre su vuelo 576

México D.F. - septiembre 09, 2009

Aeroméxico informa sobre su vuelo 576


México, D.F., a 9 de septiembre del 2009.- Aeroméxico informa que su vuelo AM576, procedente de Cancún y con destino a la ciudad de México, recibió una amenaza de bomba en vuelo lo que, de acuerdo a los procedimientos de la aerolínea, activó un plan de emergencia coordinado con las autoridades federales competentes.

El avión aterrizó sin mayor contratiempo a las 13.39 horas en el Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM), sin incidencia alguna para los pasajeros, tripulantes y la aeronave.

El avión, un Boeing 737-800 con 104 pasajeros y siete tripulantes a bordo, al aterrizar en la Terminal aérea fue llevado a una posición remota que las autoridades aeroportuarias destinan para estos casos. Gracias a la pericia de la tripulación que actuó con sensibilidad, responsabilidad y con estricto apego al manual de procedimientos que para estos casos se tiene previsto, los pasajeros no se enteraron del suceso hasta después de aterrizar en el AICM, con lo que se evitaron situaciones de alarma y nerviosismo en vuelo.

Las autoridades actuaron con gran oportunidad y eficacia, en coordinación con el personal de Aeroméxico, con lo que se logró la evacuación de la tripulación y pasajeros sin ningún incidente que lamentar.

El protocolo de seguridad previsto en el manual de procedimientos de la aerolínea se activó desde el momento mismo en que los pilotos reportaron el suceso vía los sistemas de comunicación de la aeronave, lo que permitió la coordinación del personal en tierra y la tripulación adecuadamente.

Este suceso reconfirmó que Aeroméxico es una aerolínea que se sitúa a la vanguardia a nivel mundial en materia de protocolos de seguridad y que su personal está altamente calificado para responder con la actitud y conocimiento necesarios ante cualquier evento extraordinario que se presente.

Aeroméxico extiende un amplio reconocimiento a los integrantes de la tripulación de este vuelo y agradece a las autoridades que brindaron todo el apoyo a la aerolínea, a su personal y a los pasajeros.




http://www.aeromexico.com/es_mx/acer...l.aspx?ID=6054







*My apologies for not translating it... Hope Fern can help me on this...

English Version...

Mexico, D.F., to 9 of September of the 2009.- AeroMéxico reports that its flight AM576, originating in Cancun and bound for Mexico City, received a threat of bomb in flight what, according to the procedures of the airline, activated a contingency plan coordinated with the competent federal authorities.
The airplane landed without greater misfortune at 13,39 o'clock in the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM), without any incident for the passengers, crew members and the airship.
The airplane, a Boeing 737-800 with 104 passengers and seven crew members on board, upon landing in the air Terminal was carried to a remote position that the airport authorities destine for these cases. Thanks to the skill of the crew that acted with sensibility, responsibility and with strict I attach to the manual of procedures that for these cases is anticipated, the passengers were not informed of the event until after landing in the AICM, with what situations of alarm they were avoided and agitation in flight.
The authorities acted with great opportunity and efficacy, in coordination with the personnel of AeroMéxico, with what the evacuation of the crew was achieved and passengers without no incident that to regret.
The protocol of security predicted in the manual of procedures of the airline was activated since the same moment in which the pilots reported the event way the systems of communication of the airship, what permitted the coordination of the personnel in land and the adequate crew.
This event reconfirmó that AeroMéxico is an airline that is situated to the vanguard on a worldwide basis in security protocols matter and that their personnel is highly qualified to respond with the attitude and necessary knowledge before any extraordinary event that itself present.
AeroMéxico extends an extensive recognition to the members of the crew of this flight and thanks to the authorities that offered all the support to the airline, to their personnel and to the passengers.
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #356
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

AeroMexico Media Statement: AeroMexico Emergency Procedures, Response of Crew & Authorities Ensure Safety of Passengers and Crew Members



Wed Sep 9, 2009 8:46pm EDT

www.reuters.com


MEXICO CITY--(Business Wire)--
AeroMexico reported today that AM flight #576 that originated in Cancun and was
bound for Mexico City received a bomb threat while in flight, and the crew
followed airline procedures and activated an emergency plan that was coordinated
with federal authorities.

The plane landed safely at 1:39 p.m. CST at Mexico City International Airport
(AICM) and without incident for the passengers, crew and aircraft.

The plane, a Boeing 737-800 with 104 passengers and seven crew members on board,
landed and taxied to a remote location at the airport that is designated by
authorities for emergency situations.

Thanks to the expertise of the crew who acted with sensitivity, responsibility
and strict adherence to the airline`s procedures manual that is in place for
these types of potential situations, passengers were unaware of the incident
until after landing at Mexico City International Airport. This helped avoid
shocking or causing any alarm or nervousness by passengers during the flight.

The authorities acted with great swiftness and efficacy in coordinating response
efforts with the AeroMexico staff, which ensured the safe evacuation of crew and
passengers without any further incident.

The security protocols foreseen in the airline`s procedures manual were
activated from the moment that the pilots reported the incident through the
aircraft`s communication systems, ensuring appropriate and effective
coordination of efforts between the personnel on the ground and the crew on
board.

This event reconfirms that AeroMexico is an airline at the forefront worldwide
in the field of security protocols and that its staff is highly qualified to
respond with the attitude and knowledge necessary to deal effectively with any
extraordinary situation that may occur.

AeroMexico wants to recognize the outstanding efforts of the crew on board this
flight and also thank the authorities who provided all the support that was
required by the airline, its personnel and, most importantly, its passengers.



AeroMexico
U.S. & Canadian Media Contacts:
Nancy Del Regno, 214-932-6102
Mobile: 214-206-5629
[email protected]
or
Hank Tatum, 214-932-6078
Mobile: 214-289-6899
[email protected]
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #357
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Hijacker of plane in Mexico 'wanted to warn president of earthquake'

www.guardian.co.uk

The man who hijacked a passenger plane in Mexico yesterday claimed to be on a divine mission, officials said, after the plane's crew and 104 passengers were freed unhurt. The AeroMexico flight was seized when it landed after a flight from the resort city of Cancún. The hijacker, José Mar Flores, 44, reportedly told police that yesterday's date, 9/9/09, is the number 666 turned upside down. Flores used a fake bomb to hijack the plane, then ordered the pilot to circle Mexico City seven times. He said he wanted to warn Mexico's president, Felipe Calderòn, of an impending earthquake.
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #358
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

Colorado Springs Woman On Hijacked Flight




Posted: Sep 9, 2009 03:40 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 9, 2009 08:29 PM PDT

By Tak Landrock
[email protected]
Follow
me on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/taklandrock


COLORADO SPRINGS - Family members are still waiting to speak with Pamela Cheatham and get the whole story of what happened on AeroMexico flight 576.
The Boeing 737 was hijacked Wednesday afternoon from Cancun, Mexico and forced to land in Mexico City. Three men on board the flight threatened to blow up the plane if they didn't get to speak with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Cheatham, from Colorado Springs, was one of 104 passengers on the plane. Cheatham and her family were in Cancun, Mexico for a weeklong family vacation.
Omar Bacon, her son-in-law, spoke exclusively with NEWSCHANNEL 13 Wednesday afternoon as he was boarding a flight to come back to Colorado, with his wife and baby daughter.
Bacon learned about the hijacking after he landed to catch a flight back to Colorado Springs. The text message from a friend asked if he was okay and if his flight was the one that was hijacked. "I got nervous, I got real scared and I got worried because she's by herself." His wife, Tiffany, immediately told him that was her mother's flight.
He tells NEWSCHANNEL 13 that the family took three different flights to get home and that his mother-in-law just got on the flight that was hijacked. "As long as she is okay, we're all good," says Bacon.
The only communication the family has had with her is text messages. He told NEWSCHANNEL 13 that her text messages indicate that she is okay, but that her phone's battery is low and that she is feeling ill. "I hope she is okay with everything that happened." None of her text messages indicate whether or not she was scared during the hijacking.
He is unsure when Cheatham will be back in Colorado or when they will get to see her. "She missed her connecting flight, so we don't know," says Bacon.
He says she was able to snap some pictures with her cell phone and promises to share them with NEWSCHANNEL 13 viewers as fast as she can get them to us.
The three hijackers were captured and arrested by Mexican police. At no time did the hijackers breach the pilots' cockpit, authorities said.




Source:www.krdo.com
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 07:49 AM   #359
Fern~Fern*
Non-Registered User
 
Fern~Fern*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ☆California☆
Posts: 7,996
Likes (Received): 489

AP News in Brief
(AP) – 6 hours ago
Police raid ends airplane hijacking in Mexico as up to 8 men are arrested, passengers freed



MEXICO CITY (AP) — A jetliner from the beach resort of Cancun was briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City on Wednesday. The hijackers released all passengers shortly before federal police stormed the plane, and the crew emerged unharmed moments later.
Police, who did not fire a single shot, led as many as eight handcuffed men away from the airplane, which was isolated at the end of a runway in an area designed for emergencies. The hijackers' motive was unclear, though Mexican news media initially identified them as Bolivians demanding to speak with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
U.S., French and Mexican citizens were among the 112 passengers and crew on AeroMexico Flight 576, according to a U.S. official who had been briefed on the situation. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Mexico's transportation and communications secretary, Juan Molinar, said there was no bomb on the airplane, although some passengers said one of the hijackers held a package that resembled an explosive device, and a bomb squad was later seen near the airplane.
He did not immediately identify the hijackers or speculate on their motive.
___www.google.com
__________________
...nuts anyone, nuts in your mouth
by Flight Stewardess
Fern~Fern* no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #360
PlayasCity
La fortune de l'Europe
 
PlayasCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow...
Posts: 3,516
Likes (Received): 113

From BBC News

Page last updated at 09:07 GMT, Thursday, 10 September 2009 10:07 UK

E-mail this to a friend Printable version


Mexican police end hijack drama

Cannot play media.You do not have the correct version of the flash player. Download the correct version

Passengers rush off the plane and are escorted onto the runway by troops

Mexican police have freed more than 100 people unharmed after a jet flying from Cancun to Mexico City was hijacked by a man claiming to be on a divine mission.

Bolivian-born Jose Flores Pereira threatened to blow up the plane unless he could warn Mexican President Felipe Calderon of an "impending earthquake".

Mr Flores told flight attendants that a canned drink he had was a bomb.

Police stormed the Aeromexico plane after it had landed in Mexico City and women and children were allowed off.

Several people were initially arrested and taken away in handcuffs as Mr Flores said he had accomplices, but police later said there had been only one hijacker and no bombs on board.

'Divine revelation'

Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said Mr Flores, who told police he was a Protestant pastor, carried out the hijacking after having "a revelation that Mexico was facing a great danger, and was threatened by an earthquake".



Jose Flores Pereira was shown to reporters after his arrest

Mr Flores told reporters after his arrest that he had used "a juice can with some little lights I attached" to seize control of the plane as it was coming in to land.

Some of the passengers, who included French and US nationals, said they were not initially aware of what was happening.

Flores had told flight attendants that he had three accomplices, "the Father, Son and Holy Ghost".

He said that he acted on 9 September 2009, because the numbers 9/9/9 were the inverse of 6/6/6, the number linked to the Anti-Christ.

"Christ is coming soon," Mr Flores told journalists.

Mr Garcia said that Mr Flores was a former drug addict, with a conviction for armed robbery in his native Bolivia, who has lived in Mexico for 17 years.

Mr Flores, who is also a singer, said he had gone to Cancun to preach.

"I was a despicable drug addict, but Christ freed me a few years ago," he sings in one video posted on YouTube.

Other videos show him shooting at a coin he throws in the air.

'Scary moments'


Mexican armed police stormed the plane and initially made several arrests
An official told the BBC while the hijacking was taking place that President Calderon had been on his way to the airport.


Mexican media broadcast live images of the drama unfolding as the plane sat at the end of the runway and passengers were seen disembarking and being led away.

Passenger Rocio Garcia told the Televisa TV network that the crew announced the plane was being hijacked when it landed in Mexico City.

"These were scary moments," she said.

"My whole life flashed before me," said another passenger, Maria Fernanda Vega.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8247472.stm
PlayasCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
aeromexico, aviación, latin american airlines, méxico, north american airlines, skyteam

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium