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Most Famous Hijackings?  
User currently offlineKLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4062 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!
KLM

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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

What about the "Indian Airlines" A300 that remained for a week or so in Afghanistan in 2000.

Or "Ariana Afghan" in London in 2000 as well.
These might not be the largest, but they are the most recent.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3981 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.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

In terms of famous hijackings (or hijack-ER's), D B Cooper immediately comes to mind.

User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

Remember TWA Flight 847 in 1985? It was flying from ATH to FCO and was forced to fly to Beirut and Algiers.


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User currently offlineKLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Thanks so much! I will include all of it in my report!
KLM


User currently offlineBAYTRACON From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

The idiot that robbed everyone and jumped from the Phillipine Airlines A-330.

User currently offlineTWA_PHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3942 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.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2953 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3929 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.


Other notables:

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...



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User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

An SIA A310-200 was hijacked by Pakistani terrorists on it's way from KUL to SIN.

9V-SPJ


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

D.B. Cooper by far.


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3893 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.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3888 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.

User currently offlineWhistler_CYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3883 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  Sad ). All the IDF soldiers made it out except Yonotan Netanyahu (Benjamin Netanyahu's brother).

For more info on that do a search for:
Operation Thunderbolt
Operation Jonathan or
Operation Yonotan

D.B. Cooper was pretty amazing too.



User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3883 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...


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

The 767 was an Ethiopian Airlines plane, and crashed off the Comoros Islands, killing around 70% of those on board (including the hijackers).


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineKLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

Thanks so much!
KLM


User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3843 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.



User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

The great: Executive Decision, the movie.


Air force one, the movie!!


TB


User currently offlineTheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

This is all you need

http://aviation-safety.net/database/hijackings/index.html


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Sorry guys DB Cooper wins..........

I had forgotten about the rest.


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Air France A300 was hijacked to Entebbe in 1976. The terrorists boarded in Athens.

User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

a (frightening) statistic : The most hijacked airline in the world has got to be Indian Airlines (IC) with 13 FULL FLEDGED hijackings from 1953 till date, all by foreign mercenaries.

One of the most outrageous was when an IC Fokker F27 "Ganga" was hijacked to a neighbouring country, and then blown up in full view of television cameras.

The latest of course was that of the IC Airbus A300 hijacked to Pakistan and later Afghanistan, once again by foreign mercenaries.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3765 times:


Roy,

what do you mean with "full fledged"? I don´t intend to start a pissing contest, but e.g. Lufthansa had 13 as well (9 during the turbulent 70s). By the way,
http://aviation-safety.net/database/hijackings/index.html
lists 16 IC hijacks.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3764 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.

Daniel Smile


25 Whistler_CYOW : "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
26 Post contains images Whistler_CYOW : Sorry Airsicknessbag, I misread the message and replied too soon . Please accept my apology.
27 KLMBlue : 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
28 Thom@s : What about that lady, Sohaila Andrawes. Anyone heared of her? Or mabye the Guy who hijacked a Braathens 737-200 at Oslo-Fornebu in the 80s and decided
29 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : >> What about that lady, Sohaila Andrawes. Anyone heared of her? Doesn´t she live in Norway at the m,oment? Daniel
30 Thom@s : Does she? I know she was sentenced here or something, but I think she went back to where ever she came from. I know she and 3/4 others hijacked a Luft
31 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : It somehow rings a bell Thomas. Something about a big controversy whether to extradite her or not. I don´t really remember, but should not have benn
32 Post contains links and images Airmale : You all forgot the longest ever hijacking drama in aviation history(listed in the Guiness book of world records)when a PIA 720B was hijacked while ope
33 Samspain : 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
34 CX flyboy : How about the World's first ever reported hijacking, on a Catalina, owned by Cathay Pacific, but leased to Macau Air Transport (I believe). The hijack
35 TWA_PHX : AIRMALE ..you are WRONG......the TWA hijacking (Flight 847) was 17 days in June of 1985 ...I think you need to get better information ... check your f
36 Post contains images Airmale : TWA_PHX PIA's was the longest in that the hostages remained on board the aircraft throughout the fourteen day period, in TWA's case they were taken of
37 Airmale : KLMBlue there was also the 1986 hijacking of a NewYork bound Pan Am 747 in Karachi, in which the Cockpit crew escaped from the aircraft leaving more t
38 Noise : How about the Air Force One Hijaking back in 1996? Remeber, back then actor Harrison Ford for was the president, and Glen Close was the Secritary of
39 Thom@s : Yes, President Ford did a good job there didn't he? Thom@s
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