|Date||November 13, 2001|
|Objective||Rescue all hostages|
|Next mission||Operation: Crystal Ark|
|Previous mission||Operation: Lost Thunder|
Mission objective: Edit
Three days ago middle-eastern terrorists gained control of an Aolian Airlines airliner. The airplane is now stranded without fuel at Brussels Airport. Several hostages have already been executed. Your mission is to retake the airliner before further killings occur.
John Clark - Samed Vezirzade. Remember that name. He's a major player in the "Oil Mafia" in Azerbaijan. Very rich, very powerful, very anti-western. We've tied him to the attack at the Met, the nerve gas release in Oman and now, this airplane hijacking. He's not even bothering to cover his tracks. He knows that with the current political chaos in Azerbaijan there's no way we can touch him through normal channels - the "Oil Mafia" controls more territory than the Azeri government does.
As for this current situation - in exactly one hour the authorities at the Brussels Airport will send out tanker trucks to refuel the jet. That will be our window to strike. Follow the trucks across the tarmac and take out the bad guys.
Susan Holt - Vezirzade's motives are unclear. He's obviously not helping his oil business by backing operations like this. It looks as though what we have here is an idealist - he's launched his own private war against the west, and he's funding it entirely out of his own people.
Mission orders Edit
Getting to the plane without being seen will be your biggest challenge. Be ready to use the fuel truck to cover your approach. The terrorist guarding the plane's main door is using one hostage as a human shield, while the rest of the passengers are being held in the main cabin. You may be able to get on board through the rear cargo door, but watch for guards patrolling the cargo bays.