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American who hijacked jet to Cuba gets 20 years

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 02:45

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.

Pan Am Flight hijack: HC asks Centre to take up issue with US

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 23:14

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Centre to take up with the US government the issue of "discrimination" in payment of compensation against Indian victims of the 1986 Pan Am Flight 73 hijack case.

IMB says Thai tanker may have been hijacked

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 14:12

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.

Indonesia releases man accused of hijack scare

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 06:40

Indonesia on Sunday released an Australian man who caused a hijack scare on a flight to Bali by trying to break into the cockpit because the incident occurred on a plane registered in Australia, police said.

Bali hijack alert passenger `mistook cockpit for toilet`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 13:41

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:58

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.

Arun Jaitley defends release of terrorists to end Kandahar plane hijack crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 23:02

Arun Jailtey defended Vajpayee government`s releasing the three most wanted terrorists in return for the safety of passengers of the Indian Airlines plane hijacked to Kandahar in 1999.

Twitter account @N restored to victim after high-profile hijack

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:05

The unusual single-letter Twitter handle ` @N` has been reportedly given back to the original user after it was hijacked as part of an eye-opening social engineering scheme last month.

Ukrainian charged over bid to hijack Turkish plane

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 03:19

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.

Ukraine launches terror probe over Turkish plane hijack bid

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 19:06

Ukraine launched a terror probe into a bid by an apparently drunk man to force an airliner flying to Turkey to land in Sochi where leaders gathered for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 09:49

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.

Turkey F-16 forces down hijacked airliner told to fly to Sochi

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 23:20

Turkey scrambled a jet fighter on Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine after a would-be hijacker on board brandishing a detonator ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympic opening ceremony was underway, Turkish officials said.