KLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3954 times:
I am doing a report on terrorism for school, and one of the topics is hijacking. So I was wondering what the most famous, or largest hijacking was(in relation to planes size or amount of people on the airplane) If anyone can help, thanks alot!
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3873 times:
One of the most famous has to be the case of D.B. Cooper. He hijacked a Northwest Orient 727 and then parachuted out of the rear stair case. They never found him but did find some of the money he was paid as a trade for the passengers.
TWA_PHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3834 times:
Yes, TWA Flight 847 was the most famous I think, hell a movie was even based on it "The taking of Flight 847", a FA named Uli Direckson? was made out to be a hero of that flight, I also know that the captain of flight 847 (John Testrake?) passed away awhile back.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2928 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
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the Dawson's Field hijackings must be the largest.
A total of 4 aircraft: 1x BOAC VC-10, 1x TWA 707-320, 1x Swissair Dc-8 and 1x PanAm 747-100 were hijacked on the same day by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
the DC-8, 707 and VC-10 were flown to an ex-RAF field (called Dawsons Field) in the desert of Jordan. They were then unloaded and blown up.
the 747 was flown to 1st Amman then Cairo where it too was destroyed.
an ElAl 707 was also attempted but the hijacking failed.
the Air France A300 to Entebbe
TWA 847, which besides being the basis for the movie mentioned before, also had an effect on the 1st Delta Force Movie's script.
The PSA 727 to Havana via Dallas and Tampa
the Continental 707 at Denver that was shot up with 2500 bullet holes to keep it on the ground (note this plane was later destroyed by a bomb in the aft lav, and was called the "Lemon 7")
i mean the list is endless...
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3785 times:
The KLM-747-200 named the Mississppi. the plane hyad also served with America West. Now all that remains is the cockpit section as well as part of the upperdeck and the First class section. The rest was scrapped in 1996.
Airbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
Don't forget to include this, the hijacking of a MAS 737-200 in, I think late-70s or 80s, where the stupid hijacker forced the airliner to fly somewhere far, and made the jet ran out of fuel and crash, killing all onboard, including the hijacker.
Whistler_CYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3775 times:
By far it was when the Air France A300 was hijacked by Palestinians in 1972 (if i remember correctly) while en route from Tel Aviv to Paris and flown to Uganda. It was there for a few days and all the passengers except Jews were released. After it was obvious there was no political solution a large group of Israeli commandos got on 4 C-130s and flew from Israel all the way to Uganda (staying under radar the whole way) where they got into a large gunfight with the terrorists and Ugandan army. They got out with all the passengers except one that was killed in the crossfire and another that was taken to a hospital the day before with the flu (she was never seen again ). All the IDF soldiers made it out except Yonotan Netanyahu (Benjamin Netanyahu's brother).
For more info on that do a search for:
Operation Jonathan or
Hailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3775 times:
the lh 737 in 1976/1977 which with hijack ending in mogadishu (sp?) after the FO was shot and killed comes to mind
as does the 767 (cannot recall the carrier) that was hijacked only a few years back, ran out of kerosene and 'watered' / crashed next to the tourist resort - i believe there even is some video footage on that one...
Western737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3735 times:
I also think the hijacking of Lufthansa 737-200 in 1977 or 1978 was one of well known story, too. I think they were hijacked for 3 or 4 days till the german armies finally stormed into aircraft and arrest all hijackers and one hijacker was killed, too. And I think one passenger was killed during hijacking too.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3656 times:
Oh, and, Roy, concerning that F27, I find every hijack with fatalities far more "outrageous" than this one. This is not to attack you, like you I find every single hijack a despisable cowardly act, I just wanted to point out that the F27 accident had a relatively happy ending, compared to others: better the a/c is blown up than a passenger.
: "Oh, and, Roy, concerning that F27, I find every hijack with fatalities far more "outrageous" than this one. " What the hell? We are ranking fatalitie
: Sorry Airsicknessbag, I misread the message and replied too soon . Please accept my apology.
: Thanks so much, I never knew I would get this kind of repsonse!! I will use most, if not all in the presentation. Thanks again! KLM
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: I agree: the AF A300 diverted to Entebe; Dawson's Field; the Ethiopian Airlines crasehd in the Indic Ocean and the TWA's 727 in the 80's. Regards
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