Yes, that was long time ago. The pilot was from the first batch TAP sent to BOAC in late 40's, Captain Marcelino, one of the best TAP pilots. When TAP received their first L1049 Cpt. Marcelino was in Burbank to receive trainning and flew to LIS
( actually TAP flew the first 2 L1049's CS
-TLA and CS
-TLB ) the delivery flight.
It was a quite well succeeded hijacking. They got the cockpit, asked Cpt. Marcelino to de-pressurize the plane, they open the emergency window the Super Constellation had over the wing and spread the fliers over Marques de Pombal Square. Before that the crew asked LIS
tower to make a low fly-past over LIS
and the tower gave the OK
!!!! Cpt. Marcelino was quite astonished with that OK
but....! After the police got the information about the hijacking they contacted Portuguese Air Force so they could chase the Super Constellation, that's when Cpt. Marcelino stayed in low flying to avoid the radars, the Air Force took of with a pair of North American F-86E Sabres trying to catch the airliner but they never did, the plane was already in Marocco!!!
I had the chance to meet this Capt. latter and he was a god friend of my father.