Hijack

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DateCountryDetail
06/09/1970
Netherlands Four New York bound planes are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists.
12/09/1970
Jordan Three hijacked planes that are being held on an airfield in Jordan are blown up.
23/02/1972
Yemen Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet two days ago release the crew at an airfield in the Yemen.
13/10/1977
Germany Palestinian terrorists hijack a Lufthansa jet beginning a four day siege where the plane is forced to land and take off from a number of airports.
18/10/1977
Germany West German commandos storm the hijacked Lufthansa plane while it is on the ground at Mogadishu freeing all 86 passengers and killing 3 of the 4 hijackers.
02/03/1981
Pakistan A Pakistan Airways Boeing 720 is Hijacked by three armed men during an internal flight from Karachi to Peshawar. The hijackers initially forced the pilots to fly the plane to Afghanistan where a Pakistani diplomat on board was murdered.
15/03/1981
Pakistan Passengers and crew of a Pakistan Airways plane held hostage for two week are released in Syria following the Pakistan goverment's agreement to the hijacker's demands for the release of 54 people from prison.
30/06/1985
Lebanon Hezbollah release 39 American hostages who had been held for 17 days after their TWA flight was hijacked leaving Athens. One hostage was killed on the first day of the hijack.
07/10/1985
Egypt The cruise liner Achille Lauro is hijacked of the coast of Egypt by four heavily armed members of the Palestine Liberation Front.
08/10/1985
Egypt The Achille Lauro hijackers kill an American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer and dump his body and wheelchair overboard.
10/10/1985
Italy US air force jets force an Egyptian air liner carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers to land in Italy, where they were arrested.
24/11/1985
Malta Egyptian commandos storm a hijacked Egyptair airliner in Malta. 60 people die, only two of whom were killed by the hijackers.
05/09/1986
Pakistan Pakistani troops storm a hijacked Pan Am 747 at Karachi airport resulting in 22 deaths including some of the hostages.
05/04/1988
Iran Hijackers who have taken control of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet free 25 passengers following negotiation by Iranian officials.
23/11/1996
Comoros A hijacked passenger airliner crashes near the Comoros in the Indian Ocean killing 100 of the 175 people on board, after running out of fuel.

 

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