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Europe’s Hijack-Proof Plane

Posted on Jul 26, 2006

Airbus, Siemens and dozens of other European companies are working on a system that would reroute control of hijacked aircraft to the ground.  The system would then safely land the plane at the nearest airport.  The project is set to cost $45 million, a large portion of which has been paid for by the European Commission.  The story was first reported by the German news magazine Der Spiegel amid public debate in Germany over whether a hijacked plane should be shot down by the military. 

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By MattNet, July 26, 2006 at 7:10 pm Link to this comment
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Remote control of aircraft is a recipe for state-sponsored false-flag terror.  It is likely that remote controlled aircraft were used on 9/11.

Wake up.

911 was an inside job.

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By R. A. Earl, July 26, 2006 at 10:11 am Link to this comment
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You know, of course, there are dozens of screwballs all over the world currently hard at work on methods to defeat this rather expensive anti-hijack scheme. Some of them will succeed. You can bet on it.

In any case, remote control of aircraft is a technology that’s been around for a long time. Hell, with the amount of automation in today’s airliners, they’re within a hair of being remotely controlled now. The pilots are really just backup!

My less costly plan would be to install a kind of air lock between the passenger compartment and the cockpit where anyone wanting entry could be scanned, and if unauthorized, GASSED into unconciousness.

Hijacking of any form of transport, public or private, should carry a penalty of 25-to-life behind bars with no time off for any reason. Even the jerk that tries to hijack you in your car should be put away. We simply don’t need these folk in our society.

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