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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Plane Lands Safely After Hijack Attempt

Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG-147 made an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on February 23rd.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh, when a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit at gunpoint.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All Passengers and crew members disembarked while the security forces tried to negotiate with the purported hijacker. He was later shot by the security forces when he refused to surrender and was taken to a hospital where he died.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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Indonesian Authorities Drop Charges against the Alleged Virgin Australia ‘Hijacker’

VAThe Indonesian police have dropped all charges against the 28 year old Australian who allegedly tried to break into the cockpit of Virgin Australia Airlines flight en route from Brisbane to Bali.

After thorough investigation, the police officials learned that Matt Christopher Lockley was actually looking for the toilet after waking up from deep sleep. He mistook the cockpit door for the toilet door.

The special crime director of Bali police, Suryambodo Asmoro, said “The suspect we released because he has good intentions to go back to his country on his own, So he is going back alone, not accompanied or escorted.”

Lockley thanked the Indonesian authorities “I want to say thank you to the Indonesian police and authorities…They only followed procedures and they have provided me with a lot of care and support and I’m grateful for everything they’ve done.”

He denied the accusations made by the Virgin Australia officials about his being drunk. He said that he had only taken Panadol, Voltaren and Coca Cola before getting on the plane.

This post is an update of “Passenger Tries to Break Into the Cockpit; Virgin Australia Flight Landed in Emergency due to Hijack Scare”

Pegasus “Sochi Olympics” Hijack Attempt

On Feb 7 2014, on a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J en route from Kharkov to Istanbul, the 45-year-old passenger seated in “2F” hollered “BOMB!” threatened there was a bomb in the baggage compartment and wanted to hijack the plane to go to the Sochi Olympics. His attempt to enter the cockpit was foiled. When pilots entered Turkish airspace, they informed authorities.

An F-16 Turkish military fighter jet was called to provide an escort.

The flight landed in Istanbul (on the Asian side of the airport where Pegasus has its hub) where the Ukrainian man was taken into custody.

There was no bomb. None of the 110 passengers were hurt.

The passenger was just intoxicated.

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