Counter-terrorist exercise in NE Hungary
Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 12:00
Fighter planes of the air forces will carry out a counter-terrorism exercise by forcing a passenger aircraft to land in NE Hungary on Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman of the local police headquarters told MTI before the exercise. According to the plan, a passenger aircraft leaves its scheduled route in southern Hungary and flies northeast after terrorists take over control in the cockpit. Fighter planes force the aircraft to land in Debrecen and police start negotiations with the terrorists who demand the release from prison of one of their fellows, in addition to a demand for cash and freedom to leave. The air escort and landing will cause significant noise near Debrecen, but there is no need for concern as it will be only an exercise, the spokeswoman said.