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Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts

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External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. Israel's national airline confirmed the incident's occurrence one day later. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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prozaccity
prozaccity 3
“The disturbances are not aimed at El Al planes and this is not a security incident.” Very misleading headline. What kind of crappy “journalism” is this??

Bayouflier
Bayouflier 3
It's aeroexplorer. What were you expecting?
ghstark
Greg S 3
This is a new low in deceptive headlines. There is nothing in the article to suggest an attempted "hijacking" occurred, except perhaps in the broadest sense of the word. I'm not even sure what exactly was falsely communicated, perhaps a pilot can weigh in on what "... external actors on the rogue radio gave the crew a guide on the normal course of their set route ..." might mean exactly. Is this just routing instructions spoken over the radio or is it some kind of data communication?

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