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  • Hijacker an 'idiot,' not a terrorist, as 7 held on plane in Cyprus

    03/29/2016 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt when he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane and forced it to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning is “not a terrorist,” but a lovestruck “idiot,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said as authorities worked to gain the release of the last seven passengers and crewmembers still aboard. The man forced the EgyptAir Airbus A320, bound from Alexandria to Cairo, to land at Larnaca airport on Tuesday morning and demanded a meeting with his ex-wife, according to reports. He released most of the passengers, but kept three as well as four members of...
  • EgyptAir hijack: Jet lands at Larnaca airport

    03/29/2016 12:23:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2016
    An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus. Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say. A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane.
  • Hijacked EgyptAir plane flown to Cyprus; bomb suspected on board

    03/29/2016 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: At least one armed hijacker seized control of an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo and ordered it flown to Cyprus Tuesday morning, according to officials from both countries. A Cypriot government official told the Associated Press the hijacked plane landed at the airport in Larnaka, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island, and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board. A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Another Cypriot official said that...
  • Downing of EgyptAir 990 inspired 9/11 plot, says Al Qaeda newsletter

    02/11/2016 3:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 11, 2016
    Usama bin Laden may have gotten the idea for the 9/11 attacks after watching news coverage of the 1999 crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, in which a jihadist co-pilot caused the airliner to nosedive into the Atlantic, according to a first-hand account from one of the terror chief’s top lieutenants. Bin Laden wondered why the co-pilot in the deliberate crash did not fly the plane into buildings, Nasir al Wuhayshi said in the latest AQAP newsletter, in an account translated by the Long War Journal. Al Wuhayshi, former adviser to bin Laden and leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • New York-bound plane lands at Prestwick airport (EgyptAir Cairo to New York)

    06/15/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 15/06/2013 | Staff
    Police Scotland officers attend the scene at Prestwick. Picture: Colin Sturgeon Published on 15/06/2013 15:09 AN EgyptAir plane from Cairo to New York has landed at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after being diverted. • EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York lands in Glasgow Prestwick Airport • Reports suggest plane was escored by typhoon fighter jets before landing The Boeing 777 - which was travelling to JFK International Airport - touched down at 2.30pm. Air traffic control at the airport confirmed that action was taken following “a problem”, and that standard procedure had been followed. Unconfirmed reports said that typhoon fighter...
  • Jumbo jet forced to make screeching halt at JFK to avoid Egypt Air plane

    06/22/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 22, 2011
    A Jumbo jet, with 286 passengers on board, had a terrifying near miss when it was forced to screech to a halt to avoid colliding with another plane that had turned into its path. The Lufthansa Boeing 747 was accelerating along a runway as it prepared to take off at Kennedy Airport, New York, when it narrowly avoided slamming into an EgyptAir Boeing 777.
  • Passenger from JFK Airport with weapons detained at Cairo Airport

    05/12/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 38 replies · 1,107+ views
    Al-Masry Al-Youm ^ | Wed, 12/05/2010 - 15:21 | Saif Nasrawi
    An Egyptian-American passenger was detained in Cairo Airport on Wednesday after authorities discovered several weapons in his luggage, security sources said. The passenger, who arrived on an Egypt Air flight from New York’s JFK International Airport, tried to pass through customs with six metal boxes containing two 9mm pistols, 250 bullets, two swords, and 11 daggers, a security official at the Cairo International Airport told Al-Masry Al-Youm. “Mohamed Ibrahim Khalf, a professor of botany at a US-based school, was transferred to a state security prosecutor for further investigation,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
  • Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear

    10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,897+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why? “You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much,” said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado. Bergman’s sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
  • EgyptAir hijack attempt thwarted

    10/21/2009 5:59:59 PM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 420+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An attempted hijacking by a man wielding a knife from an in-flight meal has been thwarted by guards, EgyptAir officials said. The incident happened shortly after the plane, carrying almost 90 people, took off from Istanbul, Turkey, heading to Cairo. The Sudanese man threatened crew members and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, officials said. He was detained by air marshals, and the flight landed in Cairo.
  • Official: Hijacking thwarted on flight to Cairo

    10/21/2009 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 615+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 21, 2009 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    A Sudanese man used a knife from the in-flight meal to threaten crew members after the plane left Turkish airspace and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, the official said.
  • Lockerbie bomber bail bid to Scottish courts fails

    11/14/2008 1:48:20 PM PST · by the scotsman · 7 replies · 502+ views
    BBC News ^ | 14th November 2008 | BBC News
    'The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will remain in jail while his appeal continues, a court has ruled. Lawyers for Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who has advanced prostate cancer, had asked the Appeal Court in Edinburgh to grant him interim liberation. The Libyan is appealing against his conviction for the murder of 270 people when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie in 1988. A full hearing is likely to take place in the middle of next year. The judgement on the bail application was delivered on Friday by the Lord Justice General Lord Hamilton, along with Lord Kingarth and...
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • Plane diverted to Canada over smoke (Egypt Air, 300 passengers on board ... safe landing)

    08/28/2006 7:50:57 PM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 557+ views
    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland (AP) — An Egypt Air passenger flight carrying more than 300 passengers was diverted to Newfoundland on Monday after smoke was detected in the cockpit, an airport official said. The Boeing 777 that departed from Cairo for New York City made a safe emergency landing in Goose Bay, said Kevin Aylward, CEO of Goose Bay Airport Corp. The passengers stayed on the plane while maintenance workers repaired the problem. "It's something they were able to fix very quickly," said Aylward. He said he didn't know what the exact cause of the smoke. No fire was found...
  • Boeing Close to EgyptAir Deal ($850 million)

    05/27/2005 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 9 replies · 366+ views
    The Street.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | Ross Snel
    Boeing (BA:NYSE - commentary - research) is close to a deal to sell 12 new 737-800 planes to EgyptAir for $850 million, in what would mark another victory for the Chicago aerospace giant over rival Airbus. Sherif Galal, the chief executive of EgyptAir, told reporters Friday the state-owned carrier would sign a contract for the planes next week, according to Reuters. Galal said his company chose Boeing's offer because it gave EgyptAir "numerous advantages." A Boeing spokesman confirmed EgyptAir has accepted Boeing's proposal but noted it was not yet a definitive order. Boeing anticipates finalizing the order in July, he...
  • TWA, Egypt Air and The September 11 Attacks - A Common Denominator?

    10/31/2001 5:55:22 PM PST · by ChinaThreat · 101 replies · 456+ views
    Curiosity | 10/31/2001 | Curiosity
    After the events of 9/11, I have rehashed my thinking on these two airliner incidents. I never bought the governments explanation on TWA 800 but Ive never been a tinfoil hat kind of guy either. But the method the terrorists used in the attack of 9/11 open several lines of thought. Is it possible that Bin Laden's groups were behind these two events. It is a known fact that several hundred Stinger(hand-held, surface to air missles) were left unaccounted for in Afghanastan. We also know that Bin Laden has made a home and friends with these former mujahadeen warriors who ...
  • Egypt Airliner CRASHED in Egypt - A final update on root cause analysis? Technical Fault Blamed

    01/03/2004 4:50:17 AM PST · by Gorons · 185 replies · 536+ views
    Various | 1/3/2004 | ME
    Egypt Plane Crash Kills 148; Technical Fault Blamed By Ruben Sprich Reuters Saturday, January 3, 2004; 7:15 AM SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian Boeing 737 airliner carrying 135 mostly French tourists crashed into the Red Sea off the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday and a rescue team member said there were no survivors. "The initial indications are that it was a technical fault, but that is only preliminary," Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary-General Hassan Abo Ghanima told Reuters. He had said earlier: "There is no sign of terrorism." The plane, operated by the Egyptian company Flash Airlines,...
  • DEBKA: Hayadet links to Egyptian Jihad, Brooklyn Cell, EgyptAir 990

    07/06/2002 7:29:13 AM PDT · by ASP · 35 replies · 415+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/6/01 | ASP
    NewsMax reports: "Hayadet was a radical Muslim extremist involved in terrorism, the respected Israeli intelligence Web site DEBKA.com reported today. "During his ten years in the United States, he was a secret operative of the Egyptian Jihad who maintained undercover links to the same Jihad cell in Brooklyn, New York, as the 'blind sheikh' Abdul Rahim Rahman and Ramzi Yousef. Both are doing time for perpetrating the first attack on the New York World Trade Center in 1993," DEBKA said....also believed to have abetted a previous, contrived airline disaster: On October 31, 1999, an Egyptair Boeing 767 Flight 990...copilot Gameel...
  • LAX Gunman Linked to Bin Laden s Lieutenant and FBI Operative Ali Mohammed?

    07/06/2002 5:33:11 PM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 63 replies · 638+ views
    NewsMax,FreeRepublic,Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2002 | Patrick B. Briley
    NewsMax reported in a story “Report Links LAX Shooter to Egyptian Jihad “ on July 5, 2002 that the LAX gunman Hesham Mohamed Hadayet was a secret operative of the Egyptian Jihad cell in Brooklyn, New York which helped Ramzi Youseff carry out the 1993 WTC attack. But the NewsMax story further reported that Hadayat abetted the pilot Gameel el-Batouty who deliberately crashed Egypt Air Flight 767 after it departing Los Angeles and was en route to Cairo via Kennedy airport in New York on October 31, 1999. The NewMax story also quoted other sources:. "Our sources affirm that Hadayat,...
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • NTSB to conclude that co-pilot downed Egyptian jetliner, sources say

    03/15/2002 6:15:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 190+ views
    AP ^ | 3-15-02 | JONATHAN D. SALANT
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  The federal government's final report on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 says the co-pilot was responsible, but stops short of concluding what might have motivated him, according to government sources.</p> <p>The report is expected to be released soon.</p>
  • NTSB to blame copilot for EgyptAir crash

    03/14/2002 11:16:11 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 15 replies · 313+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | March 15, 2002 Posted: 1:40 AM EST (0640 GMT) | From Beth Lewandowski CNN Washington Bureau
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The final report on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 will blame copilot Gameel el Batouti for crashing the plane into the sea, National Transportation Safety Board sources confirmed to CNN on Thursday.</p> <p>They also said the report could be issued as early as next week.</p>