Colorado woman on hijacked plane texts she’s OK |

Colorado woman on hijacked plane texts she’s OK

** CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BYLINE TO MARCO UGARTE ** An Aeromexico plane that was hijacked sits on the tarmac at Mexico City's international airport, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. A jetliner en route from Cancun to Mexico City was briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico's capital Wednesday. The hijackers released all passengers shortly before federal police stormed the plane, and the crew emerged unharmed moments later. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Family members say a Colorado Springs woman was on board a jetliner briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City.

Colorado Springs’ KRDO-TV reports that the family of Pamela Cheatham was waiting to speak to her Wednesday. All 103 passengers and crew on Aeromexico Flight 576 from Cancun were released unharmed after being held for more than an hour on the tarmac.

Cheatham was on a family vacation in Cancun. Her son-in-law, Omar Bacon, told KRDO that family members took three different flights home. He says the family has received text messages from her saying she’s all right but feeling ill.

Authorities say a Bolivian man carrying a Bible and a juice can he said was a bomb told them he hijacked the plane after a divine revelation.


Information from: KRDO-TV,

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