Highjacked plane in Mexico

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Highjacked plane in Mexico

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.

Mexican radio said the plane was carrying 104 passengers.

TV images showed Mexican security forces arriving in trucks at Mexico City airport, where operations were suspended.

Local newspaper websites said three men earlier seized control of the Boeing 737 plane and threatened to blow it up unless they were allowed to speak to President Felipe Calderon.

El Universal daily said the men had not been able to get inside the plane's cockpit.