Hijack

  • 7 leading theories on disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 20-03-2014 08:04 AM

    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 20-03-2014 07:25 AM

    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 18-03-2014 10:41 AM

    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 18-03-2014 07:48 AM

    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...
  • Missing jet's system disabled by someone deliberately: Malaysian PM 15-03-2014 12:24 PM

    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....
  • Malaysian flight MH370 has been hijacked, conclude investigators 15-03-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva 18-02-2014 09:59 AM

    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 co-pilot had locked his captain from...
  • Ethiopian Airlines hijacker arrested: Swiss police 17-02-2014 12:45 PM

    Swiss police say the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines plane forced to land in Geneva has been arrested. Police spokesman Jean-Philippe 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...
  • Omar Sheikh attempts suicide in Pakistan jail 16-02-2014 11:44 AM

    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 British-Pakistani national, sentenced to death for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, attempted to take his life in...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside 10-02-2014 11:14 AM

    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...
  • Delhi: Indigo passenger turns violent, slaps airhostess 07-11-2012 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: A passenger onboard a Mumbai-Delhi 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...
  • Compelled to act due to hijack like situation: AI pilot 07-11-2012 01:27 PM

    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 hijack-like situation" prevailed with protests by passengers after the Abu Dhabi-Kochi flight was diverted on October 19. The pilot, Rupali Wagmore,...
  • CA gets life term for hijack scare on a 2009 flight 30-10-2012 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded life term to a chartered accountant who had created a mid-air hijack scare on a Goa-Delhi Indigo flight in 2009. The 45-year 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 25-10-2012 09:19 PM

    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' 23-10-2012 08:08 PM

    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...
  • Turkey: Militants hijack ferry, 25 onboard 12-11-2011 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: In Turkey, suspected Kurdish militants hijacked a ferry near Istanbul on Friday. There are 25 passengers and crew on board. Authorities have said that at least one of the hijackers is armed. There was no information on his identity or his motive. Mayor of Izmit Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu said...
  • Suspected Kurdish rebels hijack ferry in Turkey 12-11-2011 02:13 AM

    Ankara: A group of Kurdish militants on Friday hijacked a ferry with 19 passengers near Istanbul, the country's transport minister said. The minister, Binali Yildirim, said "four or five" hijackers claiming to be members of the armed wing of the Kurdish rebel group Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, commandeered the...
  • Seven charged in alleged Internet ad fraud scam 10-11-2011 08:28 AM

    New York: US authorities on Wednesday charged seven people living in Estonia and Russia with using malicious software to hijack millions of computers worldwide to redirect Internet searches toward online ads. Starting in 2007, the suspects created fake companies that contracted with legitimate advertiser websites to drive Internet traffic toward...
  • British, US forces storm hijacked ship off Somalia 11-10-2011 07:40 PM

    Rome: British and the US forces on Tuesday stormed an Italian cargo ship in the Indian Ocean in an operation to free the crew including six Indians that was hijacked by Somali pirates on Monday, an Italian defense ministry spokesman said. The 11 pirates who hijacked the Montecristo have all...
  • Oman: Somali pirates hijack ship with 21 Indians 21-08-2011 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Somali pirates hijacked a chemical-oil tanker with 21 Indian sailors on board on Saturday from near an Omani port, although the exact location was unconfirmed. India's Directorate General of Shipping said the MV Fairchem Bogey, an chemical-oil tanker managed by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, was hijacked while anchored...
  • Somali pirates hijack UAE vessel with 5 Indians 21-07-2011 08:58 PM

    New Delhi: A UAE-based vessel carrying 16 members on board including five Indians were hijacked by Somali pirates off an Island which forms part of Yemen. Sources in the Ministry of Shipping on Thursday said they were trying to ascertain the details of the Indians who were part of the...
  • Man detained in Chile not IC-814 hijacker: CBI 20-04-2011 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has conclusively established that the person detained in Chile is not the man it was looking for in connection with the conspiracy in the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and that he was just a visa offender. The person - Abdul Rauf -...
  • The profit making business of Somali pirates 17-04-2011 06:58 PM

    Mumbai: Though Indian navy has caught at least 100 pirates, at least 53 Indians are still in Somali pirates' captivity. These pirates are mere foot soldiers of a thriving multi-million dollar piracy industry in Somalia. And this industry has well-entrenched international connections too. Somali pirates are not just brute buccaneers,...
  • IC-814 hijacker not in Chilean custody: sources 14-04-2011 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: The man detained by Chilean authorities on an Interpol Red Corner Notice was not involved in the 1999 hijacking of Air India flight IC-814. Government sources have told CNN-IBN that the Pakistani man identified as Abdul Rauf detained in Chile is not Mufti Abdul Rauf, named as one...
  • Man held in Chile not IC-814 hijacker: Reports 13-04-2011 05:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan media said on Wednesday that the man held in Chile is not the 1999 Indian Airlines IC-814 Kandahar hijacking suspect. Reports quoting Pakistan police said that Mufti Abdul Rauf, named as the conspirator in CBI chargesheet, is in Rawalpindi. The reports have also called it an ugly Indian...
  • Who will rescue our captive sailors? 12-04-2011 11:04 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Serdesai asks 'Who will rescue our captive sailors?' ...
  • IC-814 suspect's extradition not easy: experts 12-04-2011 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC-814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol had issued a notice against a...