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                    [Title] => Hijacker wanted to be a skydiver
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The man who hijacked a Philippine Airlines jet and died after bailing out of the plane with a homemade parachute had dreamed of becoming a skydiver, his brother said yesterday.

"He longed to be a skydiver," Rannie Chua said of his older brother, Reginald. "But he had never jumped before."

Reginald Chua wore a ski mask and swimming goggles and was armed with a grenade and a pistol when he announced he was hijacking the flight Thursday from Davao City to Manila.

He ordered the pilot of the Airbus 330 to turn back to Davao, but when he was told there was not enough fuel, he [DatePublished] => 2000-05-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 88236 [Title] => Hijacker's mom: He was a loner [Summary] =>

DAVAO CITY -- He was a loner, the hijacker's mother said.

But the police believe that Reginald Trance Chua may have a number of friends who helped him sneak in a pistol, a hand grenade and a parachute inside a Philippine Airlines (PAL) Airbus 330 jet last Thursday.

Before she boarded a plane for Manila to claim the remains of her son, 53-year-old widow Lucia Trance Chua, of Barangay Bangkal in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur, said that her 26-year-old son was a loner.

She also said that her son did not have a wife nor children as claimed by the pilot of the hijacked PAL Flight PR [DatePublished] => 2000-05-28 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) ) )

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