HIJACK

  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday introduced Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill 2010 in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar by opposition parties. The MPs have been demanding a statement by the Prime Minister on conversion row and did not let the House function. The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in Rajya...
  • 1981 Air India plane hijack: Delhi HC refuses to stay fresh trial September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay a lower court decision ordering de novo trial against two alleged Sikh militants who were deported in 2000 from Pakistan after serving life term for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981. Justice...
  • Punjab vehicle hijacked on JammuSrinagar National Highway August 13, 2014

    Jammu: A vehicle from Punjab has been hijacked on the JammuSrinagar National Highway in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. An alert has been sounded after the hijack. The Jammu and Kashmir DGP has said that they are probing the incident and that they have got some leads. The DGP said...
  • Plane to Bali not hijacked: Virgin Official April 25, 2014

    Jakarta: An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia, told Metro TV on Friday that the passenger was...
  • 7 leading theories on disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 March 20, 2014

    New York: Countless theories have surfaced about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago. Some are plausible, some are downright absurd. There is, unfortunately, no clear answer as the families of the 239 passengers and crew - and the rest of the world - wait in...
  • FBI examines simulator data taken from MH370's pilot's home March 20, 2014

    Kulala Lumpur/Washington: The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. Malaysia's police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said an examination...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: UN watchdog says no explosion, crash detected March 18, 2014

    United Nations: A UN-backed nuclear watchdog has said that it did not detect either any explosion or crash that could be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, amid continued speculation over fate of the aircraft. "Regarding the missing Malaysian Airlines flight... the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) confirmed...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have been flown to Taliban controlled areas March 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The most baffling mystery in aviation history continues as search for the missing Malaysian Airliner moves into the 11th day on Tuesday. This even as a report in 'The Independent' has said that the plane was flown towards Taliban controlled areas deliberately. This report comes a day after Malaysian...
  • Missing jet's system disabled by someone deliberately: Malaysian PM March 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Prime Minister on Saturday hinted that the missing jet MH 370 could have possibly been hijacked. "Based on new satellite information, we can say that systems on the aircraft were disabled. These were the deliberate actions of someone on the plane," Prime Minister Najib Razak said. "Shortly...
  • Malaysian flight MH370 has been hijacked, conclude investigators March 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said on Saturday. No motive has been established and no demands have been made known,...
  • Ethiopian copilot hijacks plane to Geneva February 18, 2014

    Geneva: It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers bound for Italy from Addis Ababa realize something was terribly wrong. The copilot had locked his captain from the...
  • Ethiopian Airlines hijacker arrested: Swiss police February 17, 2014

    Swiss police say the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines plane forced to land in Geneva has been arrested. Police spokesman JeanPhilippe Brandt told that "the situation is under control" and nobody on the flight was injured. Further details of the incident will be released at a news conference. Brandt says the airport remains...
  • Omar Sheikh attempts suicide in Pakistan jail February 16, 2014

    Karachi: Omar Saeed Sheikh, the terrorist freed by India in exchange for the hostages of a hijacked plane in 2000, has attempted suicide in a Pakistani jail, an official said. The BritishPakistani national, sentenced to death for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, attempted to take his life in Hyderabad...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside February 10, 2014

    Albuquerque: Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical...
  • 1981 AI hijack: Two move court for trial stay December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Two alleged Sikh militants, sent back to India in 2000 after serving a life term in Pakistan for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981, have moved a Delhi court seeking stay of a fresh trial against them here for the same offence. The two,...
  • Delhi: Indigo passenger turns violent, slaps airhostess November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A passenger onboard a MumbaiDelhi Indigo flight on Wednesday allegedly triggered a high drama when he turned violent and slapped an airhostess. The passengers onboard the Indigo fight, however, managed to overpower him. The plane landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 6 pm. After the plane...
  • Compelled to act due to hijack like situation: AI pilot November 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The woman pilot of the Air India flight involved in the hijack alarm case on Wednesday stuck to her stand that she was compelled to act as "a hijacklike situation" prevailed with protests by passengers after the Abu DhabiKochi flight was diverted on October 19. The pilot, Rupali Wagmore,...
  • CA gets life term for hijack scare on a 2009 flight October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded life term to a chartered accountant who had created a midair hijack scare on a GoaDelhi Indigo flight in 2009. The 45year old chartered accountant Jitender Kumar Mohla had triggered the hijack alert in February 2009 on the flight when he threatened...
  • Hijack alarm case: Passengers deny threatening pilot October 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Six passengers, whose protests near the cockpit led the pilot of an Air India plane to sound a hijack alert at the airport in Thiruvanathapuram, were on Thursday questioned by police and reported to have contested her complaint that she was threatened by them. As the questioning was underway,...
  • AI hijack alarm: 'Felt threatened by passengers' October 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India woman pilot, who sounded a hijack alert at the airport here after some protesting passengers allegedly tried to force their way into the cockpit, in her police complaint claimed she was threatened with dire consequences. According to the FIR lodged with city police, Commander Rupali Waghmare complained...
  • Kerala Police begins probe into 'hijack' episode October 20, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials on Saturday reached Trivandrum to look into the probe into the 'hijack' episode at the airport here. The Kerala Police has already began their probe into the matter. Director General of Police KS Balasubramanian formed a team led by Assistant Commissioner of...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 19, 2012

    The IAC has reportedly formed an ombudsman to probe into allegations against members Anjali Damania, Prashant Bhushan and Mayank Gandhi. The crisisridden Kingfisher Airlines on Friday extended its lockout till October 23. Meanwhile, a case was registered against six unidentified persons on Friday in connection with the hijack alarm incident involving an...
  • False hijack alarm: Case registered against 6 persons October 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A case has been registered against six unidentified persons on Friday in connection with the hijack alarm incident involving an Air India flight at the international airport in Thiruvananthapuram. Police said the case was registered based on a complaint by the Abu DhabiKochi bound flight pilot Rupali Waghmare, who...
  • Kandahar hijack case: Court acquits 19 accused October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: A local court on Friday acquitted 19 persons, accused to have helped get fake passports for the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC814 in December 1999. In December 1999, Mumbai police's crime branch arrested Abdul Latif, an alleged terrorist, from suburban Jogeshwari and claimed to have recovered an...
  • News 360: IAC members under scanner over suspicious land deals October 19, 2012

    The IAC has reportedly formed an ombudsman to probe into allegations against members Anjali Damania, Prashant Bhushan and Mayank Gandhi. ...
  • False hijack alarm: DGCA asks for recordings of black box October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday asked for recordings of the black box of the Air India Express plane after a high drama unfolded at Thiruvananthapuram when some agitated passengers entered the cockpit, leading its pilot to press the hijack alarm. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has...
  • False hijack alarm: DGCA seeks report from airport October 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Angry passengers aboard a Abu DhabiKochi Air India Express flight on Friday triggered high drama at Thiruvananthapuram airport, Kerala. The woman pilot called in a hijack alert after a few passengers allegedly tried to barge into the cockpit. The passengers were upset that the flight had been redirected to...
  • Kochi 'hijack' alarm: All passengers of AI flight released October 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: All the six passengers of the Abu DhabiKochi Air India flight, who were detained at the Kochi airport over a false hijack ruckus on Friday, have been released. High drama unfolded at the international airport in Thiruvananthapuram when the pilot of the Air India flight pressed the hijack button...
  • T'puram hijack drama: 6 AI flight passengers detained October 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Six passengers were detained at the Kochi airport over the false hijack ruckus at the Air India DubaiKochi flight on Friday. Passengers alleged that their copassengers were detained due to a 'false complaint' made by the pilot. The passengers demanded the release of the detained copassengers. The Air India Express...
  • Trivandrum: Air India pilot rings false hijack alarm October 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: There was a hijack scare at the Thiruvananthapuram airport after the pilot of the Abu DhabiKochi Air India Express flight rang an emergency flight. This came after the flight, that was supposed to land at Kochi, landed at Thiruvananthapuram because of a technical snag. After landing, the crew asked the...