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US Man Gets 15 Years Jail For 1968 Flight Hijack  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Remarkable how they were able to convict him so far after the crime was committed!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12115694

Anyone know what flight / carrier this was??


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlinemikect From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

It was Pan Am flight 281 from JFK-SJU. I remember reading about this when he first arrived in the US sometime in 2009 I believe.

User currently offlinerolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1800 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

I think that sentence was a bit harsh. He surrendered voluntarily - as well as his accomplices. He showed remorse. There were no fatalities, and I don't think the hijacking was politically motivated.
In the name of fairness, he should maybe get as much as all the others, but all in all I strongly dislike the stance taken by justice on this whole affair.



rolf
User currently offlineaaflt1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting rolfen (Reply 2):
I think that sentence was a bit harsh. He surrendered voluntarily - as well as his accomplices.

He did not surrender,

"Pena Soltren returned to the US from Cuba in 2009 reportedly to see his family."

Nor did his accomplices, they were picked up after returning to the US.



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlinerolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1800 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting aaflt1871 (Reply 3):
"Pena Soltren returned to the US from Cuba in 2009 reportedly to see his family."

Nor did his accomplices, they were picked up after returning to the US.

Thank you.

I read an article saying that his return was coordinated with the US authorities. Regardless, I'm pretty sure he knew what to expect, especially after his associates were arrested earlier on. Maybe that was even what he expected, as they all got less then 10 years - as low as 4. Maybe he was not as lucky.



rolf
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