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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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Man, Attendants Fight Aboard Qatar Plane

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Man, Attendants Fight Aboard Qatar Plane
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Aug 10, 10:47 PM (ET)

By JAMAL HALABY

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - A fight between a passenger and flight attendants on a Qatar Airways plane sparked a hijacking scare Thursday, prompting the plane to return to Amman on a day of increased tensions on flights after a foiled terror plot in Britain.

Initial reports from airport security officials and an airline spokesman said the man, identified as an Eritrean, tried to force his way into the cockpit carrying a canister that the officials said contained a liquid.

But Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh told The Associated Press that it "was a quarrel and not a hijacking attempt" and that the liquid was medicine.

The scare came hours after Britain announced it had foiled a major terrorist plot to blow up airplanes headed to the United States from London's Heathrow Airport. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and set them off with detonators disguised as electronic devices.

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:14 PM
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1. It's gotten to be an ugly world out there. Damn, am I glad I don't
have to fly on commercial airlines anymore!

My condolences to anyone whose job requires them to do so.

Redstone
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:27 PM
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2. And why was he trying to enter the cockpit?
Strange story...
BHN
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