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Hijacking

06 Sep
1970: Hundreds held in series of hijacks

12 Sep
1970: Hijacked jets destroyed by guerrillas

23 Feb
1972: Hijackers surrender and free Lufthansa crew

04 Jul
1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

07 Jul
1976: British grandmother missing in Uganda

19 Feb
1978: Egyptian forces die in Cyprus gunfight

05 May
1980: SAS rescue ends Iran embassy siege

30 Jun
1985: Beirut ordeal ends for US hostages

07 Oct
1985: Gunmen hijack Italian cruise liner

24 Nov
1985: Commandoes storm hijacked plane

05 Sep
1986: Karachi hijack ends in bloodshed

05 Apr
1988: Hijackers free 25 hostages

23 Nov
1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea

11 Sep
2001: US rocked by day of terror

28 Dec
2003: Britain gives go-ahead for 'sky marshals'


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