How does a this shit still happen 4 years after 9/11/01; aren't we winning the war on terror?
This guy is not a terrorist? Then this must be a hate crime, cuz according to W's logic, all crimes are hate crimes. Like Mother, like Son.
I really think I am going mad
Passengers Freed on Hijacked Colombian Jet
By ANDREW SELSKY
Associated Press Writer
The Aires plane, believed to be carrying 20 passengers and five crew, had left the southern city of
The hijackers demanded a meeting with representatives of the Catholic Church, the attorney general's office and a human rights organization, officials said, and government negotiators and a priest spoke with them while the twin-propeller plane stood on the tarmac.
It was not known if the men made any other demands.
Live television broadcasts later showed people filing off the plane. A negotiator confirmed to The Associated Press by phone from inside the plane that the passengers had been let go, but that the crew remained on board.
The hijackers earlier allowed five women and two babies to leave the plane,
Martin Gonzalez, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, identified the hijackers as Luis Ramirez, about 42, and his son Linsen Ramirez, about 22.
They did not appear to belong to any of
The drama riveted Colombians, who tuned to radios and TV sets. They listened to one hostage, while still on the plane, describe the scene in a furtive cell phone conversation with local RCN radio.
"They have indicated to us they have explosives," Reinaldo Duque, the hostage, said in a hushed voice.
Duque, who works in
The wheelchair was too large to pass through a metal detector at the Florencia airport, and the man was not patted down by security agents, Luis Octavio Rojas, the airport's director, told AP.
"But they did give him and the chair a visual inspection," Rojas said.
Among those on the plane was congressman Antonio Serrano, his assistant, Consuelo Barragan, told RCN television.
It was the second time an Aires flight has been hijacked on the same route.
In February 2002, members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia hijacked an Aires plane flying from Florencia to
That hijacking led the government to cancel peace talks with the rebel group, which has been waging war in this Andean nation for four decades. The senator, Jorge Gechen Turbay, president of the Senate's peace commission, remains a hostage.