An American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island was sentenced today to 20 years in US prison but will be eligible for early release on parole, an acknowledgement by prosecutors of the years he spent behind bars in Cuba.
An Australian passenger who sparked a hijack alert on a flight to Bali has denied being drunk and claimed he banged on the door of the cockpit after mistaking it for the toilet, Indonesian police said on Saturday.
A passenger has been arrested at the Bali airport after he attempted to hijack the Virgin Blue passenger plane which was on its way to Bali from Brisbane, Australia, according to latest reports. The plane was later forced to land at Indonesia`s Bali airport after the passenger tried to enter the cockpit.
Punjab Congress on Sunday said the SAD-BJP alliance will be given a tough fight in the panchayat, block samiti and zilla parishad elections, despite the ruling coalition making desperate attempts to hijack the democratic process.