KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 813 posts, RR: 21 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4166 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?
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4972 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4131 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.