GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

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GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by JF Meze » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


CNN just broke news. AP reports.

Pilot and copilot taken hostage. National Airlines Jet.

JFK airport. terminal 269  (?) gate 33 at about 22:00hr

Gunman forced FA to close door. But police then broke back in. Supposedly
passengers were allowed out.

 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Thom Wilkers » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thursday July 27 11:40 PM ET
Gunman Takes Hostages on Plane at Kennedy Airport
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An armed man burst into the***pit of a National
Airlines jet at New York's Kennedy International Airport on Thursday
night and was holding the pilot and co-pilot hostage, authorities said.
The man, armed with a 9 mm handgun, struck shortly after 10 p.m.,
according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which
operates the New York area airports.
The passengers were taken off the plane, Flight 19 bound for Las Vegas,
and there were no injuries reported, according to the Channel 4 NBC
local affiliate.
The television station quoted witnesses as saying the man, who appeared
to be in his mid-20s, burst through security and entered the***pit.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Thom Wilkers » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


An armed man rushed onto a passenger jet at New York's JFK airport
tonight, pointing a handgun at the pilot's head while also holding the
co-pilot hostage, police said.
???? The pilot was later released with a list of demands,
according to an airport spokesman.
???? The bomb squad is reportedly rushing to the scene, but it
is not yet known if there is a bomb on the plane.
???? Also on the way to the airport is the deputy consulate
general of Argentine Consulate in New York. The man is reportedly
demanding to speak to the official.
???? The man, who identified himself as Ron, had also asked for
an unarmed police officer to escort him off the National Airlines jet,
ABC station WABC reported.
???? Passengers either did not get on the jet or were let off
the plane, which was bound for Las Vegas.
Passengers Speak Out
Shaken passengers spoke to a reporter inside the terminal.
???? Guy entered the plane "He told me to be quiet," said on
young man. "Everyone panicked and started to run off."
???? Another passenger described the man as "really angry" and
said he went straight into the***pit.
Gun to Pilot's Head
Police said the man, described as a black male, was pointing the gun, a
9mm handgun, at the pilot's head, according to ABC station WABC.
???? Det. Edward Reuss said the man was at the international
airport's Terminal 269, Gate 33 shortly after 10 p.m. when he ran onto
the plane.
???? There were no passengers believed to be on the jet, Reuss
said, and no injuries were immediately reported.
???? A National Airlines employee who answered the company's
reservation line said there was no comment from the company and hung up.
National is based in Las Vegas.
ABC station WABC in New York and The Associated Press contributed to
this report.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Sam » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


A Gunman has rushed onto a jet at JFK Airport,
Jamaica, NY taking crew members hostage. More
details to come.....
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Sam » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Update: Man w/ handgun boarded a National Airlines
aeroplane just over an hour ago, Terminal 269,
Gate 33, JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY.  It is not
currently known what type of handgun the person
has.  He reportedly has taken a pilot and copilot
hostage aboard the plane.... There does not appear
to be any passengers on the jet.   It is not known
at this time how the person gained access to the
secure area of the airport with the weapon.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Sam » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Update3: Gunman boarded plane shortly after 0200Z,
ordered flight attendant (stewardess) to close the
door, passengers were screaming, but door was broken
down by police.  Reportedly passengers are not
currently on board, the pilot and co pilot remain
hostages.
This is National Airlines, Gate 33, JFK International
Airport, Jamaica NY.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Sam » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Update 4: A gunman boarded National Airlines Flight 19 to
Las Vegas, from JFK Airport, Jamaica NY around 0200Z
Friday.  Most people were already seated when people
started screaming and rushing for the door.  The gunman
instructed a flight attendant to close the door, and she
complied.  Many passengers were able to escape before
door was ordered, and the rest of passengers left after
police SWAT team forced open door from outside.   The
gunman was reportedly angry and may have had a .45
handgun.  The pilot and copilot remain in the airplane
with the gunman and are currently being held hostage.  No
details on how the gunman entered the secure area of the
airport with a weapon, but the secure area at the
incident gate, Terminal 269, Gate 33 is small with the
checkpoint adjacent to the airplane boarding area.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by ERIK » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Gunman Takes Pilots Hostage on Jet                                  

Reuters

NEW YORK (July 28) - An armed man burst into the***pit of a National Airlines
jet at New York's Kennedy International Airport on Thursday night and was
holding the pilot and co-pilot hostage, authorities said.

The man, armed with a 9 mm handgun, struck shortly after 10 p.m., according to
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which operates the New York area
airports.

The passengers were taken off the plane, Flight 19 bound for Las Vegas, and
there were no injuries reported, according to the Channel 4 NBC local
affiliate.

The television station quoted witnesses as saying the man, who appeared to be
in his mid-20s, burst through security and entered the***pit.

Passengers told reporters after leaving the plane the gunman appeared to be
angry.

''The guy entered the plane... he told me be to be quite. I grabbed my two
friends and we just piled off the plane,'' one unidentified male passenger
said.

''Everybody just started to panic, he just went into the***pit and locked the
door. He came in really angry.''

Another passenger, Kimberley Weil, told CNN: ''We were seated and getting close
to take off... All of a sudden people started screaming and rushing for the
door as fast as they could. No one really knew what was going on.''

Weil said the gunman had apparently ordered an air hostess to lock the aircraft
door.

''The door I believe was broken down by the police and they were able to
evacuate us,'' she said.

 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by ERIK » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Is this not the shortest period of time between airline launch and hijacking?

-Erik

 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by Sam » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Update 5:  0455Z    Amend previous information, the pilot has
reportedly been released with demand list; the copilot
remains aboard with the gunmen.  The demands reportedly
include a desire to meet with a representative of the
Argentinan goverment, a deputy consul from the Argentina
consulate.  The aircraft is a Boeing 757.  The handgun was
described as silver colored, possibly a nine millimeter.  The
FBI remains on the scene, and a bomb squad is available.  The
situation remains in progress.
 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by ERIK » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:>A National Airlines employee who answered the company's
>reservation line said there was no comment from the company and hung up.

LOL!!

-Erik

 
 
 

GUNMAN takes Hostages on National Air @ JFK

Post by ERIK » Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:> The demands reportedly
>include a desire to meet with a representative of the
>Argentinan goverment, a deputy consul from the Argentina
>consulate

Too bad he didn't want a comp at the Rio...

:-)

-Erik