Police at Heathrow have discovered a notorious Hounslow hijacker working at Heathrow airport as a cleaner.
Nazamuddin Mohammidy, 34, was one of nine Afghans who took over an internal flight over Afghanistan in Febrary 2000 armed with guns and grenades, forcing a diversion to Stansted airport.
During the four day stand-off the gang threatened to blow up the Boeing 727 and its passengers and crew unless they were granted political asylum - but their trial collapsed and they were allowed to stay in the UK.
And on Friday it was revealed officers from the Met's aviation branch found Mohammidy - who now lives with his family in Hounslow - with a BA pass when they stopped him on suspicion of being an unlicensed taxi driver.
He appeared in court on Wednesday on assualt charges, but was last night freed.
BA confirmed: “We have been helping police with their inquiries into a man who is employed by a cleaning contractor.”