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「旅の安全」:ハイジャックそしてクラッシュ!Ronさん、九死に一生(1)- トイレにだれかいる?!

2020-11-15 22:14:20 | 旅の安全
「旅の安全」は、私のセミナーのテーマの一つで、私の経験・体験をベースにお話ししています。

しかし、ここまでの経験はありませんし、絶対に経験したくありませんね。

ハイジャック、そして飛行機がクラッシュ。Ronさん自身の経験談です。時々、テレビ番組でも再現ビデオで報道されていますが、Ronさん自身の解説で。

それは、エチオピアからケニアのナイロビに向かう飛行機で起こりました・・・・・1996年11月23日・・・・・24年前のこの時期です

Chapter #13: THE CRASH – BUSINESS TRIP TO ETHIOPIA & KENYA

As usual, I scheduled this trip like any other sales training trip. Originally planned, I was scheduled to go to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and then to Nairobi, Kenya. After completing the work in Kenya, I was to travel back to Japan for the holidays.

In Ethiopia I gave training on a medium-duty truck and a light-duty truck. I gave that training and was in Ethiopia for five days. I found the people very friendly, although I saw more churches than hospitals with its extremely poor conditions.

I gave my seminar in Ethiopia and found it very enjoyable, in spite of the great poverty there at that time. Ethiopia is where coffee originally came from (Moka coffee). I also spent some time in a wildlife park there.

From Ethiopia, I was to fly to Nairobi, Kenya to introduce a new light-duty truck that I just presented in Ethiopia. GM had an assembly plant in Kenya and finally production started. The model was to be launched throughout the country. I was to train all the sales people coming into Nairobi from around the country. Well, all that changed in a hurry. Three men hijacked the flight to Nairobi. They said they had escaped from prison and wanted to travel to Australia.

Well, I never made it to Nairobi, Kenya. Here is what took place.





The sequence of the hijacking from the newspaper

I boarded the plane (Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 961) on November 23, 1996 and sat in seat number 8B. A very nice Indian lady, named Rani Nankani, from Pune, India was seated next to me in 8A. She has a home in Pune and a business with her husband in Lagos, Nigeria. She was traveling back to Lagos.

The plane took off, and we reach cruising altitude. Shortly after that, Rani wanted to go to the bathroom. So, I unbuckled my seat and let her pass. I was in the aisle seat, and she was in the window seat.

She came back to her seat, and said she never got to the bathroom, because someone was in there for a long time.

さて、何が?

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