Air France Flight 8969 (AF8969,AFR8969) was an Air France flight that was hijacked on December 24 1994 at Algiers. The crisis was ultimately solved with minimal casualties to innocents by the GIGN, the intervention group of the French Gendarmerie, a law-enforcement agency. ...more on Wikipedia about "Air France Flight 8969"
Air Malta flight KM 830 bound for Istanbul with 90 passengers on board was hijacked 20 minutes after take off and diverted to Cologne. The aircraft was hijacked by two men. One of the men went into the cockpit and showed the pilot what looked like sticks of dynamite strapped to his chest. Once in Cologne they asked for a doctor, a Turkish interpreter and a television crew to release a statement. The hijackers demanded the release of Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca, who at the time was serving a life sentence in Italy after trying to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. However three hours after landing, the men left the plane with their hands in the air. German police found no explosives on the aircraft and all passengers were fortunately released unharmed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Air Malta flight KM 830"
Air Vietnam Flight 727 was a Boeing 727 that on September 15, 1974 was hijacked and then crashed after missing an approach. All 75 onboard died. ...more on Wikipedia about "Air Vietnam Flight 727"
Aircraft hijacking (also known as Skyjacking) is the take-over of an aircraft, by a person or group, usually armed. Unlike the hijacking of land vehicles, it is usually not perpetrated in order to rob the cargo. Rather, most aircraft hijackings are committed to use the passengers as hostages in an effort to obtain transportation to a given location, to hold them for ransom, or, as in the case of the American planes that were hijacked to Cuba during the 1970s, the release of comrades being held in prison. Another common motive is publicity for some cause or grievance. In the September 11, 2001 attacks, the use of hijacked planes as suicide missiles changed the way hijacking was perceived as a security threat — though similar usages had apparently been attempted by Samuel Byck in 1974 and on Air France Flight 8969 in 1994. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aircraft hijacking"
All Nippon Airways Flight 61 is a flight from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) in Ota, Tokyo, Japan, to New Chitose Airport in Chitose, Japan, near Sapporo. ...more on Wikipedia about "All Nippon Airways Flight 61"
The Dawson's Field hijacking occurred on September 6, 1970. Four different jet aircraft bound from Europe ...more on Wikipedia about "Dawson's Field hijackings"
Dymshits-Kuznetsov aircraft hijacking affair ( Russian language: Ленинградское самолётное дело or Дело группы Дымшица-Кузнецова) was an attempt to hijack a civilian aircraft on May 15, 1970 by a group of Soviet refuseniks in order to escape to the West. Even though the attempt was unsuccessful, this was a notable event in the course of the Cold War because it drew international attention to human rights violations in the USSR and resulted in temporary loosening of emigration restrictions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dymshits-Kuznetsov hijacking affair" shortopedia, there's no better way. Airliner_hijackings
EgyptAir Flight 648 was a Boeing 737 aircraft on a flight from Athens to Cairo, carrying 96 people. On November 23, 1985, three men of the Abu Nidal terrorist group hijacked the aircraft over the Mediterranean. An Egyptian sky marshal shot one of the hijackers, setting off a gunfight that depressurized the aircraft and forced it to land in Luqa, Malta. ...more on Wikipedia about "EgyptAir Flight 648"
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 was a flight that flew on an Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Nairobi, Kenya - Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo - Lagos, Nigeria - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire route. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961"
FedEx Flight 705 was an attempted hijacking of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 on April 7, 1994 by Auburn Calloway, a FedEx employee who was due to be fired for lying on his résumé about his previous flying experience with the United States Navy. He boarded the California-bound aircraft, which was loaded with electronic equipment bound for Silicon Valley, intending to murder the flight crew with hammers, and then use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx HQ in Memphis, Tennessee. The reason for using hammers was so that the injuries inflicted would resemble those occurring in a plane crash - Calloway wanted to disguise the attack as an accident so that his family would benefit from his life insurance policy. As a last resort however, he was also armed with a speargun, smuggled on board in a guitar case. ...more on Wikipedia about "FedEx Flight 705"
Indian Airlines Flight 814 (abbreviated IC-`814) was a flight that flew from Kathmandu, Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport to Delhi, India's Indira Gandhi International Airport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indian Airlines Flight 814"
Iraqi Airways Flight 163 was an Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-270C, registry YI-AGJ, that was hijacked in 1986. On December 25, 1986, en route from Saddam International Airport (now Baghdad International Airport) in Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, Flight 163 was hijacked by four men. Iraqi Airways security personnel tried to stop the hijackers, but one grenade was thrown into the passenger cabin. It exploded, initiating an emergency descent. Another hand grenade exploded in the cockpit, crashing the plane into the ground near Arar, Saudi Arabia where it broke in two and caught fire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iraqi Airways Flight 163"
Japan Airlines Flight 472 was hijacked by the Japanese Red Army on September 28, 1977. ...more on Wikipedia about "Japan Airlines Flight 472"
Judgment in Berlin is a book by federal judge Herbert Jay Stern about a hijacking trial in the United States Court for Berlin in 1979, over which he presided. ...more on Wikipedia about "Judgment in Berlin"
The Landshut Hijacking (in German: Landshut Entführung) was the hijacking of a Lufthansa aircraft hijacked as part of the events in the German Autumn of 1977. Palestinians hijacked Landshut during its flight from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt. The hijacking was ended in Mogadishu, Somalia, by German GSG 9 commandos in an operation called Operation Feuerzauber (Operation Fireworks, or literally, Operation Fire Magic), resulting in the killing of three hijackers and freeing all 86 hostages aboard. The pilot had been killed earlier; only one terrorist aboard survived. ...more on Wikipedia about "Landshut Hijacking"
Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 (MH653), a Boeing 737-2H6 registered as 9M-MBD (delivered in September 1972 as 9M-AQO), was a flight which crashed at Tanjong Kupang, Johor, in Malaysia on the evening of December 4, 1977. It was the first fatal accident for Malaysia Airlines, with all 93 passengers and 7 crew killed instantly. The flight was apparently hijacked as soon as it reached cruise level; the circumstances in which this and the subsequent crash occurred remain unsolved. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malaysia Airlines Flight 653"
Operation Entebbe took place on the night of July 3 and early morning of July 4, 1976. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Entebbe"
On December 17, 1973, Pan Am Flight 110 was scheduled to fly from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Rome to Beirut International Airport in Lebanon. At the controls of the 707-321C "Clipper Celestial" were Captain Andy Erbeck, First Officer Bob Davison, First Officer John Parrott, and FEO Kenneth Pfrang. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pan Am Flight 110"
Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked on September 5, 1986 by four armed men of the Abu Nidal organization. The Boeing 747 with 379 on board was preparing to depart Karachi International Airport in Pakistan for John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York. At least 21 died during the hijacking, including citizens of the United States, Pakistan, India and Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pan Am Flight 73"
The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a set of coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States of America carried out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in which a total of nineteen Arab hijackers simultaneously took control of four U.S. domestic commercial airliners. The hijackers crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City — one into each of the two tallest towers, about 18 minutes apart. Within two hours, both towers had collapsed. The hijackers crashed the third aircraft into the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, following passenger resistance. The official count records 2,986 deaths in the attacks, including the nineteen hijackers. ...more on Wikipedia about "September 11, 2001 attacks"
On 26 March, 1991, Singapore Airlines flight SQ 117, piloted by Captain Stanley Lim, took off from Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur with 129 passengers and crew onboard at 1815 hrs. Four passengers who claimed to be Pakistanis took control of the plane when it was en route to Singapore. The plane landed and parked at Changi Airport's Runway One at 2215 hrs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Singapore Airlines Flight 117" Please visit again www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
The Tbilisi hijacking incident refers to the tragic and controversial hijacking crisis at Tbilisi Airport ( TBS), Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR on November 18– 19 1983. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tbilisi hijacking incident"
TWA Flight 840 was a regularly scheduled flight from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Rome, Italy to Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece. The flight was twice subject to attack. It was hijacked on August 29, 1969 and then bombed on April 2, 1986. ...more on Wikipedia about "TWA Flight 840"
Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was hijacked on Friday June 14, 1985, while flying from Athens to Rome. Piloted by Captain John Testrake, the Boeing 727 departed at 10:10 am, carrying 153 passengers and crew, including flight engineer Benjamin C. Zimmerman, co-pilot Philip G. Maresca, and flight attendant Uli Derickson. ...more on Wikipedia about "TWA Flight 847"
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