New anti-hijacking bill for death to hijackers gets cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 which provides for death sentence in cases of hijacking where it results in the death of a hostage or of a security personnel.

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.

Ukraine launches terror probe over Turkish plane hijack bid

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.

Researcher shows how Android phone can hijack plane

It is possible to hack an entire plane using an Android smartphone, it has emerged.

Plane hijack scare in Amsterdam

Reports of a passenger plane being hijacked in Amsterdam`s Schiphol airport turned out to be a scare.

Russians detained in Germany for plotting plane hijack

A woman overheard 2 men speaking and believed they were discussing plans to hijack plane to Moscow.

Kandahar hijack planners came via B’desh: Jaish militant

A suspected JeM operative arrested in Dhaka has told B’deshi investigators that he arranged safe passage to India from Bangladesh for several Islamist militants who were involved in the IA hijack.