Several hijackers briefly hijacked a jetliner in Mexico City, but it came to a quick end when Mexico troops stormed the plane.
An AeroMexico passenger plane was hijacked in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Wednesday and flown to Mexico City's international airport where Transport Minister Juan Molinar said it landed safely.
It appeared that five hijackers were in custody and escorted away from the plane.
Before the troops rushed the hijackers aboard the Aeromexico jet, a Boeing 737, passengers were seen being led off the plane and ordered to sit on the tarmac. The plane had landed in Mexico City after a short flight from Cancun.
In preparation for the rescue, Mexican troops surrounded the plane on the tarmac.
The nationalities of the passengers on board were not yet disclosed.
Mexican news media initially reported the hijackers were Bolivian citizens who were demanding to talk with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
The hijackers forced the pilot to circle the airport seven times before landing, and according to Mexican media, said if they would detonate a bomb if they a meeting with Calderon was not arranged.
The president was at the airport's Presidential hangar for a previously planned trip to the city of Campeche. The president will make a decision if he'll go to Campeche or stay to deal with this situation
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