PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - Airliner escorted by RAF into Manchester Airport
Old 8th Aug 2014, 19:49
  #61 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Age: 71
Posts: 47
If there had been the slightest hint, then I'd fully agree with the various points.
Never underestimate your enemy. The 9/11 hijackers didn't tip their hand about crashing into buildings even after they killed the crews. They assured the passengers they were returning to the airport (recorded on UA 93 when they keyed the ATC rather than the PA). It was only cell phone calls that informed those passengers that they were not following the prior hijack MO, prompting the passenger counter-attack.

Using one member of a hijack team, posing as a lone drunk or unstable individual, to frame the situation and flush out any unknown counter-measures would be a smart move before changing the plot. Prepare for the worse and hope for the best is simple prudence.

Last edited by jmmilner; 9th Aug 2014 at 20:22.
jmmilner is offline