10 Facts About Aircraft hijacking


Aircraft hijacking is the unlawful seizure of an aircraft by an individual or a group.

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In most jurisdictions of the world, aircraft hijacking is punishable by life imprisonment or a long prison sentence.

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In most jurisdictions where the death penalty is a legal punishment, aircraft hijacking is a capital crime, including in China, India, Liberia and the US states of Georgia and Mississippi.

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Aircraft hijacking was allegedly held captive for several hours under armed guard before being released.

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Aircraft hijacking refused to fly them anywhere during a 10-day standoff.

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On October 17,1996, the first Aircraft hijacking that was brought to an end while airborne was carried out by four operatives of the Austrian special law enforcement unit Cobra on a Russian Aeroflot flight from Malta to Lagos, Nigeria, aboard a Tupolev Tu-154.

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In years past, a Aircraft hijacking meant a diversion, with hostage negotiations and standoffs.

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Aircraft hijacking surrendered several hours later, after freeing the passengers and crew.

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The FAA suggested that the longer a Aircraft hijacking persisted, the more likely it would end peacefully with the hijackers reaching their goal.

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Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft hijacking, known as the Tokyo Convention, is an international treaty which entered force on December 4,1969.

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