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Plane Experiences Technical Issue, Vietnam Airlines Pilot Accidentally Sends Hijacking Signal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Plane Experiences Technical Issue, Vietnam Airlines Pilot Accidentally Sends Hijacking Signal

Vietnam Airlines flight VN1266 had to make an emergency landing at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the afternoon of December 16. The pilot of the flight, en-route from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh, sought permission for emergency landing after the cabin began de-pressurizing and oxygen masks deployed. However, instead of... »

Elderly Passenger Forced Emergency Landing in Sydney

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By George Hatcher
Elderly Passenger Forced Emergency Landing in Sydney

A small four-seater Beechcraft Duchess plane had to make an emergency landing in a paddock in Sydney, Australia, on August 25, due to odd behaviour of an 82-year-old man on board. The plane was chartered by the old man for a business trip from Sydney suburb of Bankstown to Cowra. According to the Acting... »

Pakistan’s Karachi Airport Under Attack by Taliban

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Pakistan’s Karachi Airport Under Attack by Taliban

A highly trained squad of Taliban attacked the Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, Pakistan, shortly before midnight on June 8. Wearing Airport Security Force uniforms, running shoes and large backpacks stuffed with water, dried fruits and heavy ammunition, a group of 10 insurgents arrived at the airport’s cargo terminal in two mini vans. They... »

Indonesian Authorities Drop Charges against the Alleged Virgin Australia ‘Hijacker’

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By George Hatcher
Indonesian Authorities Drop Charges against the Alleged Virgin Australia ‘Hijacker’

The Indonesian police have dropped all charges against the 28 year old Australian who allegedly tried to break into the cockpit of Virgin Australia Airlines flight en route from Brisbane to Bali. After thorough investigation, the police officials learned that Matt Christopher Lockley was actually looking for the toilet after waking up from deep... »

Passenger Tries to Break Into the Cockpit; Virgin Australia Flight Landed in Emergency due to Hijack Scare

Friday, April 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Passenger Tries to Break Into the Cockpit; Virgin Australia Flight Landed in Emergency due to Hijack Scare

A Virgin Australia Airlines flight en route from Brisbane to Bali, Indonesia, was forced to make emergency landing after the flight crew reported an attempted hijacking by a passenger. The Boeing 737-800 was approximately 180 nautical miles away from Denpasar International Airport (about 30 minutes before the scheduled landing time), when a 27 year... »

Co-pilot accused of hijacking Ethiopian Airlines flight

Monday, February 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Co-pilot accused of hijacking Ethiopian Airlines flight

The Eithiopian Airlines Boeing 757 flown from Addis Ababa to Geneva instead of its intended destination Rome was commandeered by its co-pilot, who was seeking asylum in Geneva. The co-pilot told ATC the plane was being hijacked, and after he landed, climbed down a rope from the cockpit, and told ground police forces that... »

Pegasus “Sochi Olympics” Hijack Attempt

Friday, February 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Pegasus  “Sochi Olympics” Hijack Attempt

On Feb 7 2014, on a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J en route from Kharkov to Istanbul, the 45-year-old passenger seated in “2F” hollered “BOMB!” threatened there was a bomb in the baggage compartment and wanted to hijack the plane to go to the Sochi Olympics. His attempt to enter the cockpit was foiled. When... »

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