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Pilot's Mistake sends Hijack Alert Hoax to Ariana Flight

6 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

NEW DELHI: According to airport officials, a hijack alert on a Kandahar-bound flight triggered alarm at the Delhi airport on Saturday after the pilot “mistakenly” pressed the “hijack button” when it was taxiing for take-off.
The Ariana Afghan Airlines plane, with nine crew members and 124 passengers and an infant, took off nearly two hours later after “satisfactory” security checks, they said.
The officials said the pressing of”hijack button” had pushed all agencies concerned, including the anti-terror force National Security Guard , into action.
NSG commandos and officials of other...
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