Category: hijacking

In 1985, a drunk student hijacked a Boeing airplane in Trondheim, Norway demanding to talk to the prime minister. He later surrendered in exchange for more beer.

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Candid Camera host Allen Funt was once on a flight that was hijacked and flown to Cuba. Because some of the passengers on the plane recognized him, they thought it was part of a stunt and did not realize the danger they were in and started enjoying themselves. The plane later landed in Cuba, finally convincing the passengers.

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The pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen TV series, a spin-off of The X-Files, was about a greedy, U.S. arms manufacturer’s plot to hijack a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center to increase weapons sales by invoking anger and retaliation among Americans. The episode aired on March 4, 2001.