Hijacking

German commando who led mission that ended 1977 hijack dies

Jan 3, 2018

The commander of a German paramilitary unit that ended the hijacking of a plane by Palestinian militants in 1977 has died

Saudi at Guantanamo said to have admitted helping 9/11 plot

Dec 6, 2017

A retired FBI agent has testified that a Saudi held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center admitted helping seven of the 19 hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks buy plane tickets and transfer money

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Nov 22, 2017

Insurers for aviation defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks

Dutch police study links of foiled hijacking, prison break

Oct 11, 2017

Dutch police say they shot and killed a suspect after officers foiled an attempt to hijack a helicopter that may have been intended as a getaway vehicle in a prison break

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

Sep 23, 2017

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home

Mexican students hijack tanker truck, buses and kidnap cops

Sep 13, 2017

Mexican officials say radical students hijacked a fuel truck and two buses and later kidnapped four police officers to demand the release of students arrested over the vehicle thefts

At 9/11 ceremony, boy posthumously honored for bravery

Sep 11, 2017

A 10-year-old boy is the posthumous recipient of a civilian bravery award named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant aboard one of the hijacked jetliners that was flown into the World Trade Center

Pence: Flight 93 passengers might have saved my life on 9/11

Sep 11, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence tells Flight 93 relatives that the passengers might well have saved his life

The Latest: Trump leads national moment of silence

Sep 11, 2017

Sept. 11 victims' relatives, survivors and rescuers are observing the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks at ground zero. Monday's commemoration began with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m.

US commemorates 9/11; ceremony begins at ground zero

Sep 11, 2017

Sept. 11 victims' relatives are marking the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony.

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