Colorado woman on hijacked plane texts she's OK

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs (AP) - Family members say a Colorado Springs woman was on board a jetliner briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City.

A Colorado Springs' television station 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 the Colorado Springs television station 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.
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