The Canadian Press

2009-04-20 | Canada Plane Gunman

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Jamaican troops stormed a hijacked Canadian charter flight April 20th at Montego Bay airport, took the lone gunman into custody and safely released six Canadian crew members. All 159 passengers and two other crew members were able to escape less than an hour into the hijacking of CanJet Flight 918, with the help of a quick-thinking flight attendant. Passenger Brenda Grenier said it was a tense experience. (The gunman, described as having "mental issues," was able to evade security and storm the Boeing 7-37, which had stopped over from Halifax on its way to Cuba.)

Date: 2009-04-20
Placeline: MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the guy men was pretty persistent two of him closing the door so we could take off but the captain was persistent to tell him that we had no fuel just prolonging him I guess and he was very very upset >>