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Suicidal mechanic hijacks plane & kills himself

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As suicide missions go it’s a pretty creative way to die looking at the video footage 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6049669/Commercial-airliner-hijacked-Seattle-Tacoma-Airport-say-reports.html

Unbelievable it can happen in our terrorism obsessed airports.  It then again the US has a vey lax attitude to airport security. 

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i'm not sure yet why it's being called a hijack,   empty plane gets taken for fly,  if it was a car it would taken without consent or stolen  to be a carjacking there'd have to be threats of violence or actual violence to a person.   nicking an unoccupied plane gets called a hijack ??   must be more to this  or the wording has been chosen to shift the blame maybe. if someone left the keys in the ignition so to speak they may be in a bit of bother.

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12 hours ago, thesultanofsheight said:

As suicide missions go it’s a pretty creative way to die looking at the video footage 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6049669/Commercial-airliner-hijacked-Seattle-Tacoma-Airport-say-reports.html

Unbelievable it can happen in our terrorism obsessed airports.  It then again the US has a vey lax attitude to airport security. 

The guy worked at the airport so don't think lax security can be blamed here it's not like he jumped over a fence or hijacked a plane 

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Hijack is correct usage IMO. It can mean either take whilst on a journey or not with people onboard or not Obviously it's used more often on stories on journeys. Same could be said for hijacking a car or idea.

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1 hour ago, Albert Tatlock said:

Hijack is correct usage IMO. It can mean either take whilst on a journey or not with people onboard or not Obviously it's used more often on stories on journeys. Same could be said for hijacking a car or idea.

Hijack ( in transport ) means taking control by force or threats whilst in transit/enroute.

The plane was stationary, on the ground, there are no reports of violence, threats etc. It’s theft, not hijacking

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8 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Hijack ( in transport ) means taking control by force or threats whilst in transit/enroute.

The plane was stationary, on the ground, there are no reports of violence, threats etc. It’s theft, not hijacking

Really?

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hijack

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It's very hard to understand how someone who's not even aircrew can steal/hijack a modern airliner from an international airport like he did. Are there no security codes on the flight-deck ? Did he pass himself off as the pilot or something ? There's a lot more to this story still to come out. It could take a while.

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No security codes SMUJ but it's a bit unclear if he was just a ground handler or a technician of some sort. The latter would have detailed knowledge of the a/c systems.

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Aircrafts do not have ignition keys like cars . If you have access to the flight deck you can fly the aircraft 

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7 hours ago, Shake me up Judy said:

 There's a lot more to this story still to come out. It could take a while.

yes,  the perp isn't talking.

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It was a robot controlled Qanon test that went wrong according to some of the odder parts of the internet. Or there was a missile launch just before it and this plane was a distraction from the F-15s blowing up the antifa SAM battery on some little island. 

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Said this morning on the wireless that he had no formal pilot training at all and wasn't a technician. 

I am surprised he didn't crash it sooner.

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