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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:45 PM
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Man attempts to hijack Alitalia Paris-Rome flight
Source: BBC

A man has been overpowered by cabin crew on an Alitalia flight from Paris to Rome, after he drew out a small knife and demanded the plane divert to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

A female flight attendant was slightly injured as the man was subdued.

The suspect, from Kazakhstan, was handed over to police and arrested after flight AZ329 landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport at 2005 GMT.

He was "clearly agitated", according to a statement from Alitalia.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13184416
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:52 PM
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1. All other countries have inferior Potassium. n/t
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:09 PM
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2. I like Alitalia. Their flight attendants don't take no sh*t.
Neither does Air France or Iberia. They are tough folks. Enforcers!

Love 'em and obey 'em. They can get you off a flight faster than you can imagine. And don't even THINK about suing them! They have some broad powers to enforce a lot of stuff...I speak from experience...
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:51 PM
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3. Italian flight attendants
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 08:52 PM by tabasco
can spank me if I'm bad.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:54 AM
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10. They have had lots of experience
Back in the 70s it seemed like there was a hijacking/bombing/shooting at the Roma/Fiumicino Airport every week...
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:12 PM
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14. It sure shows. I've seen a fair amount of seriously armed soldiers
around Rome, and also Madrid and most recently Paris (around the Eiffel Tower). Of course Madrid had its own experience with the bombing of its railroad station (and who knows what the Basque separatists are up to). The guys in camo with big guns kind of surprised me but my guess is that they follow what the NYPD anti-terrorism guys do, e.g., pick a different landmark every day for special attention just in case anybody has any ideas about leaving their mark on a famous site, like the Statue of Liberty...
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:31 PM
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4. Where have I seen this sort of thing before
hmmm

when was the last time Libyans got 'interested' in air travel?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:36 AM
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5. Alitalia hijacking attempt fails {tried to be taken to Libya}
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 11:46 PM by krispos42
Source: Al Jazeera

Alitalia hijacking attempt fails


Cabin crew overpowers a knife-wielding man who demanded that a Paris-Rome flight be diverted to Libya's capital Tripoli.
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2011 23:15

A man who tried to hijack a Paris-Rome flight and take it to Libya was overpowered by cabin crew during the flight and arrested when the plane arrived in the Italian capital, officials said.

Italian media reported that the attempted hijacking on Sunday was carried out by Valeriy Tolmachev, a 48-year-old adviser to the Kazakh delegation at the Paris-based UN cultural organisation, UNESCO.

A statement from Alitalia airlines said the suspect had assaulted a flight attendant "and asked that the plane be taken to Tripoli."

Other attendants on flight AZ329 then overpowered the suspect, who was "clearly agitated." A doctor on board the flight then sedated Tolmachev, and the captain radioed police, who arrested him when the plane landed, the statement said.


Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/04/201142...



Quick reaction by the crew to avoid a crisis!
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:36 AM
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6. I wonder if the TSA would allow a doctor to have medicine to dispense on board? nt
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:36 AM
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7. As long as it's in 100mL or less plastic bottles...
...that fit in a one-quart ziplock bag.


And for GOD'S SAKE, no needles.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:39 AM
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9. Isn't that the truth? Americans are so good at shooting themselves in the foot.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:40 AM by snappyturtle
Another point: the drugs better have a prescription label! Some days I wish I were dumbed down....then I wouldn't be suffering all the abounding ignorance and stupidity.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:59 AM
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11. wait...WHAT?
A Kazakh on a diplomatic passport tries to hijack an Italian airliner to go to Tripoli? What's this guy's story??
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:33 AM
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8. What is it , small knife, nail clipper or nail file ?
Kazakh man Valeriy Tolmashev tries to hijack flight with nail file and take it to Libya
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/kazakh-man-valer...

Hijacker with nail clipper subdued by Alitalia crew
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/04/24/alitalia-...
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:22 AM
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12. So there is a reason for confiscating those
who knew?
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:26 PM
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13. Note to self: Don't try to use a nail file
to defeat an airplane's crew.

Not much of a weapon, apparently.
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