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&LIGHT  HIJACKER ACCIDENTALLY CONTACTS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL  AM %$4 !TTEMPTING TO CALM DOWN &LIGHT S CABIN HIJACKER -OHAMMED !TTA MISTAKENLY CONTACTS AIR TRAF FIC CONTROL SAYING h7E HAVE SOME PLANES *UST STAY QUIET AND YOU WILL BE /+v ! FEW MINUTES LATER HE MAKES A SECOND ACCIDENTAL TRANSMISSION TO GROUND CONTROL 4HIRTEEN MINUTES AFTER !TTAS TRANSMISSIONS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER 0ETER :ALEWSKI ALERTS THE .ORTHEAST !IR $EFENSE 3ECTOR OF THE HIJACKING )N RESPONSE TO :ALEWSKIS REPORT

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