Tag Archives: Mexico City

Followup: Spotlight on AeroMexico Hijacking

As we said yesterday, the age of traditional hijacking in North America is gone. Aside from 9/11, which ushered in a new age of hijacking for the purpose of using a plane as a weapon, the traditional hijacking, which involved individuals taking over a plane and holding the passengers hostage for a political agenda, is almost dead

Aeromexico Jet Hijacked

An Aeromexico flight carrying 104 passengers was hijacked on the tarmac at Mexico City Airport. At least three hijackers, who may be Bolivian or Columbian, are threatening to blow it up if they do not speak to President Felipe Calderon, who happened to already be at the airport, preparing to depart.