Thursday, February 07, 2008

NZ: Plane Hijacker subdued.

Aloha Snackbar.
A 33-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly caused 20 minutes of mid-air terror, stabbing two pilots on a flight from Blenheim to Christchurch and threatening to blow up the plane.

Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter says Somali community leaders are "appalled" that someone from their community was responsible for the incident on a flight from Blenheim to Christchurch this morning. "Members of the Somali community are concerned that today's events will cause other New Zealanders to judge all Somalis by the actions of just one person," he said. "They don't want to see their community stigmatised by this serious incident."
No word on if the hijacker was just plain crazy or just plain Moslem. Sounds like she was just plain crazy.
A taxi driver says the woman involved in a mid-air stabbing of two pilots seemed "vague" early today when he took her to Blenheim airport.
The taxi driver, who identified himself as Colin, told Newstalk ZB: "She was a wee bit vague.
He described her as "away with the fairies".