Robin Horsfall: EgyptAir incident another day at the office for negotiators

Robin Horsfall: EgyptAir incident another day at the office for negotiators

Cypriot security forces take a sniffer dog into an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 parked at the tarmac of Larnaca airport after the six-hour hijacking of the plane came to an end

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Following the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight earlier today, Jonny Gould and Ash talked with our journalist Toby Gilles with the latest on the incident, as well as former SAS member Robin Horsfall.

Horsfall, who took part in the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, said despite the hijacker having a fake suicide belt it was still a real situation.

"Somebody had made a threat, an aircraft was redirected and people were held by fear and intimidation, so it was a real situation as far as anyone knew."

Giving his assessment, he said that he saw the incident as just another day at the office.

"You've got a situation that's on the news, you've got everybody frightened, you've got the world media speculating and that creates an even greater level of fear.

"Everybody seems to know what people should've done however there is no such thing as a 100% impregnable security system especially when you're talking about millions of people traveling to and from and around the world."