Russia Foils Plane Hijacking

Posted Jul 30th 2010 01:25 PMUpdated Jul 30th 2010 01:45 PM

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A 30-year-old Russian man briefly seized a plane with 105 passengers and crew aboard at a Moscow airport.

But in what sounds like a scene out of an action movie, special forces disguised as doctors quickly came to the rescue.

The plane, which had flown from the North Caucasus town of Mineralniye Vody, was landing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport when the man handed a note to a crew member demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to news reports.

After holding the plane for about two hours, the hijacker agreed to allow several passengers to receive medical attention.

At that point, special forces dressed like doctors boarded and the plane was freed.

An airport spokeswoman claims the well-coordinated rescue was "the fastest operation to free an airplane in Russia's civil aviation history."

It was unclear how the man had gained control of the plane in the first place. Russian news agencies quoted police officials as saying he was not armed.

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yul ruinit

The comments that liberals make are often very nasty and directed at normal citizens first and rarely at the politicians who are being commented upon. They like to do personal attacks to keep us quiet and are personally very nasty and appear so uneducated and crude...have you noticed that? I mean, look up at what john D' anus said above. You think that's his real name D' anus? Where'd the racial thing come from. White Americans elected a black President you moron. There are olny three races anyway, I mean scientifically. Why is there 12 on my census form. Did someone in Government miss a class in anthropology or what. By-the-way, the Russian guy had the same rights that our new Supreme Court is gonna give all of us. The Somali pirates got the same punishment that the Russian guy will get soon. Trust your enemies is a full sentence. You all figure it out.

August 16 2010 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yul ruinit

The pirate hostage situation was resolved by killing three people, which is okay because pirates expect that, however, the President had plenty of time to consult the teleprompter prior to the shooting. It was lucky for that captain being held hostage that Barry and his Babe weren't on vacation at the time. It's also extremely lucky that no OIL was involved or it might have taken BO weeks to even notice it and then done nothing because it would have involved the Jones ACT. Angiebabe you have my vote, especially if you're willing to take on BHO and his cronies. America...Love it or Leave it! Someone needs to make those T-Shirts again.

August 16 2010 at 5:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wayne

Very true. But you overlooked the fact that he was abused by the arresting officers. The cuffs bruised his wrist and I am sure did some kind of damage to his shoulder. Never mind that he has been arrested 13 times for assult and has done 35 hours of Community Service and 6 months in jail. Judge on 12th offense said he may not have looked closely enough at his past record before granting probation. The judical system in the USA is a joke.

August 16 2010 at 5:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john p dainus

and the conservatives still insist there is nothing racial in their views???? give me a break!!

August 16 2010 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

TO ANGEL BABY: You're so full of ideological crap you need an enema. So here's one. When pirates seized a US cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, did we blink or kow tow to them in any way> NO!!
We blasted their butts off the face of the earth, so just where do you get off with this crappy stuff you put up here on the boards? Get a freakin life, you creep.

August 16 2010 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rich Green

David,
you sound like you ARE an enema (or at least the result of a successful one)

August 16 2010 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bo

Hey M.C.F., you from OH???????

July 31 2010 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
goaway

Ah-oh, looks like Michele is playing tough guy, better go hide everyone, after all, she got real nasty at someone that expressed HIS opinion! Can't help but wonder though Michele, just what is the difference with Russian way of life and YOUR comment to George? You sound like you are trying to muzzle others from commenting if they don't agree with you!

July 31 2010 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john mccalley

Why not let the Isrealies do it for us? They don't have hyjacked airplanes....they do the job before it happens----profiles, searches, screenings, best intelligence system in the world and if you are successful for a moment, it won't last. They will get you!

July 31 2010 at 1:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

The only thing the Russians didn't do correctly, is bust a cap in his a$$ on public TV. This would've sent the message that you don't pull stunts like this in Russia. However, I'm quite certain that behind the scenes, as I write, the hijacker has multiple boot indentations in his skull, and will soon be put out with garbage...

July 31 2010 at 12:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed Baggett

Putin waved his magic wand & the hijaker vanished !

July 31 2010 at 10:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mesaman

He does magic tricks like our president. I bet our president could beat their president. (If it came to talking about it.)

July 31 2010 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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