American who hijacked jet to Cuba gets 20 years

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.

IMB says Thai tanker may have been hijacked

A maritime watchdog says a Thai tanker carrying diesel may have been hijacked, after it failed to arrive at an Indonesian port two days ago.

Bali hijack alert passenger `mistook cockpit for toilet`

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.

Drunk passenger arrested over Virgin flight scare in Bali

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.

Ukrainian charged over bid to hijack Turkish plane

An Istanbul court Sunday charged a Ukrainian man over his failed attempt to force a Turkish airliner to land in Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Turkish F-16s scrambled for `drunken` Sochi hijack attempt

Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

Three killed in Norway bus hijacking, suspect arrested

The suspected hijacker, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police officer Joern Lasse Foerde Refsnes told the TV2 Nyhetskanalen news channel.

Hijack was a traumatic experience; no ransom paid: Captain

After being in captivity of pirates for over a week, captain of oil tanker that was hijacked on July 15 near Gabon off West African coast said it was a traumatic experience, but no ransom was paid.

GPS technology can be hacked to hijack ships and aircraft: Study

A new study has revealed that the Global Positing System (GPS) is vulnerable to hackers or terrorists who could use it to hijack ships and commercial airliners.

SAD-BJP trying to hijack panchayat polls: Bajwa

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.

Congressmen ask TSA to withdraw its knife policy

A bipartisan group of 133 Congressmen have called for a withdrawal of the latest US policy that allows air travellers to carry small knifes in domestic and international flights.

British ship hijacked off Cameroon

A British vessel with two Russians onboard has been seized by unidentified attackers off the West African nation of Cameroon, the Russian foreign ministry said Friday.

BJP has no right to flay govt response to LoC situation: Tewari

Hitting out at BJP for criticising current situation at Line of Control, I & B Minister Manish Tewari said opposition party had no right considering its handling of Kandahar plane hijack crisis.

1981 AI plane hijack: 2 move HC for quashing of FIR

Two alleged Sikh militants were sent back to India in 2000 after serving a life term in Pakistan for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981.

Passenger on board IndiGo flight creates ruckus

An unruly passenger on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai got violent and created rukcus in the aircraft, forcing authorities to handed him over to security officials when the plane landed at IGI airport.

Air India `hijack` drama: Kerala Police begin probe

The Kerala Police began their probe into the `hijack` episode at the airport, following the arrival of the Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi on Friday morning.

SIT to probe Air India `hijack` episode

Six unidentified persons were booked in connection with the hijack alarm incident involving an Air India flight at Thiruvananthapuram airport.

`Kandahar hijack suspect has brain tumour`

Top militant commander Mehrajuddin Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 to Kandahar, has been arrested.

Shinde “welcomes” arrest of IC-814 hijack suspect

Mehrajuddin Dand is suspected for providing fake travel papers and logistical support to the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 in 1999.

J&K police nab top Kandahar hijack suspect

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested Mehrajuddin Dand, a terror suspect who allegedly provided logistical support to the hijackers of IC-814.