A book called Flights of Terror by David Gero, (1997) ISBN 1 85260 512X covers all hijackings since the 1930's.
Surprisingly most ended without loss of life, also there have been a number of aircraft where there has been gunfire or explosions at altitude and the aircraft has been landed safely. Anyone who watched "Goldfinger" please note.
Incidentally, one of the largest losses of life in a hijacking pre 9/11 was on 24 November 1985 when Egypt stormed B737-266 SU
at Luqa Airport, Malta.
A total of 62 people were killed, if this had been tried at altitude there would have been no survivors.That plane carried 4 guards.
It is important to know when to talk and when to shoot. We can not simply assume that all hijackers are suicide bombers. Also given that each plane on 9/11 had 4-5 hijackers, it is hard to see that Marshalls could have resolved the situation without a firefight. In that situation, the best that could reasonably be hoped for is a big hole in a field. In all probability, the Marshalls would have been overwhelmed on at least one flight.
Coming back to the question;
11 February 1993
a Lufthansa German Airlines A310 wide-bodied jet, operating a Flight 592 en route to Frankfurt, Germany to Cairo, Egypt, was hijacked by a sole assailant armed with a starter's pistol. The aircraft completed a transatlantic journey and ultimately landed at Kennedy Airport, New York City, where the hijacker surrendered. He was later given a prison sentence of 20 Years by a US Federal Court Judge.