A SAUDI-BORN student arrested in Birmingham in connection with the World Trade Center attacks rented apartments for at least two of the Pentagon suicide hijackers
, the Sunday Mercury has learned.
, a 28-year-old unemployed man from Tokyo's Edogawa Ward, told police investigators that he wanted to fly a jumbo jet, according to the sources.
Gamal had been flying a commercial flight from Alexandria to Cairo when the hijacker
took control of the plane and forced him to reroute the flight to Cyprus, where Mustafa was taken into custody after a long standoff.
The name ran in all news reports across the globe before Samaha denied that he is the hijacker
in a phone call to BBC, and told the world he was freed along with a first batch of liberated passengers following negotiations with the hijacker
According to airport sources, the hijacker
forced to the aircraft to land in Geneva, seeking political asylum in the European nation.
Later, as the dramatic and tense hours came to a close, the would-be hijacker
was neutralized by security forces, Samanyolu Haber news channel reported.
The findings of an 18-month investigation by Fox's Specials Unit, called the 'Secrets of 9/11' showed that declassified documents, exclusive interviews, phone and banking records indicated how 9/11 hijackers
used domestic support network to carry out the attack.
The negotiations between the Libyan negotiator and the hijacker
have started," said Mortada Hassan, executive manager of Sun Air, adding that the news had come from Sudanese security and civil aviation officers who have been receiving regular updates from Tripoli.
He described "Captain Mahmoud" as "more nervous than any hijacker
I have had to deal with before.
The authorities have ordered a review of safety, as the disabled hijacker
managed to smuggle grenades aboard the aircraft.
also told a Greek television station he wanted to go to Russia.
In addition, the FBI botched the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "20th hijacker
," that its Minneapolis field office wanted vigorously to pursue.