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Saturday, September 29, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Farc woman steals plane to desert

An armed female member of Colombia’s Farc rebel group hijacked a small plane to escape her “tortuous life” with the guerrillas, police have said.

The woman, who was identified only by her alias “Angelica,” took over the plane at an airstrip in Puerto Principe, in eastern Colombia.

Carrying a rifle, machete, knife and 150 bullets, she forced the pilot to fly her to the city of Villavicencio.


Police said the hijacker would not be charged with a crime and would be admitted to the government’s rebel rehabilitation programme.


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    Comment by Matt — Saturday, September 29, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  2. I found it interesting that she was interviewed afterwards and denied she had hijacked the plane. She said she never pointed her gun or brandished her machete or knife at the pilot. She just “asked” him to fly her away.

    Right. The pilot could have looked at the woman with a machete, a knife, and a gun, and just said, sorry m’am, not today.

    Comment by MSS — Sunday, September 30, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

  3. Indeed.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, September 30, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

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