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It's also worth remembering, as this magazine reported two years ago (see "Foreknowledge and Failure" in our June 17, 2002 issue), that Bush administration officials were aware of, took seriously, and moved to prevent a terrorist threat to use hijacked aircraft as missiles in an attack on the June 2001 G-8 Summit in Genoa, Italy.
Two weeks ago a bank robber hijacked a bus in Berlin.
One could have conceived of one or even a couple of planes being hijacked, but to co-ordinate the hijack of four or more is absolutely extraordinary.
The most recent incident saw SAS troops surround a hijacked Afghan plane at Stansted Airport, near London, in February this year.
He wore a blue bonnet and threatened passengers and crew with a grenade and a gun after he hijacked the domestic flight en route from Davao city to Manila on Thursday.
A Bulgaria-flagged ship, MV PANEGA, has been hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates, EU Navfor Somalia announced.
Muscat A cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates, 120 nautical miles off the coast of Oman in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, according to the European Union Naval Force (Navfor).
Summary: The Russian military says it will search the hijacked cargo ship Arctic Sea for contraband when it returns to Russia.
Somali pirates hijacked three ships in just two days, taking a small Yemeni boat, a Taiwanese fishing vessel and a British cargo ship.
Three ships - German, Iranian and Japanese - were hijacked by pirates off the Somali coast in an unprecedented series of attacks, a maritime watchdog said.
Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration had received word in Oakland that Singapore Airlines Flight 20 had possibly been hijacked and was due to land at Los Angeles International Airport.