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80 Recorded Hijacks Since 9/11  
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

I had my flight safety recurrent yesterday, and every year again since
9/11 security is a hot topic.We were asked not to talk about the stuff we
heard yesterday, but what I can share is that since 9/11 there have been
80 hijackings.There's 4 type of Hijackers; refugees,criminals, terrorists and
the mentally disturbed with 60 of the 80 hijacks committed by the latter.
I can't really think of or remember hijacks, 80 seems like an awful lot, any
of you guys can name some?

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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

I think one likely point is that it's a worldwide figure, in third world countries, and say the former Soviet republics hijackings are much more common than in Europe and North America. I think I remember some Chechen hijackers blowing up an airliner (maybe more than one?) and size of aircraft might also be a factor. There are plenty of non-commercial aircraft in the world.

Still it would be interesting to find out where those numbers came from, and who compiled them.


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
I think I remember some Chechen hijackers blowing up an airliner (maybe more than one?)

Yes, two flights from Moscow were hijacked and blown up within an hour or so of each other. This was shortly after the Beslan school siege.

Also remember the standoff on the runway somewhere in S. America where a retired guy and his son had grenades and a complaint about dad's pension or something.

I think there was another incident in Cuba within the past year or so...


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Please define hijacking. I think it is loosely defined for this figure, but i'd like to know how they defined it.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Hey,

Well using this page. From Sept 11th i only count 11. (15 incl Sept 11.)

http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?Event=SEH&page=10

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 4):
Well using this page. From Sept 11th i only count 11. (15 incl Sept 11.)

This table only seems to show hijackings that resulted in some kind of aircraft damage. But that's a good place to start.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

80 seems to high a number.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
This table only seems to show hijackings that resulted in some kind of aircraft damage

Hardly any of them include an aircraft that got damaged. Only about 4 or 5 may have resulted in aircraft damage.

Thanks
Mike


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