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STORIES May 25, 2024 The Deadliest Hijacking Before 9/11: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 Aircraft hijackings have thankfully become increasingly rare following the tragic events of September 11th. However, rather unfortunately, various hijacking events had taken place in the decades leading up to the new millennium. One of those events was Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, an infamous flight that turned out to be the deadliest hijacking incident before 9/11. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 10, 2024 The Secret Language of Air Traffic Control And How To Understand It. A quick look at some of the most common phrases used in air traffic control communications and what they mean. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. During the flight, external actors on the rogue radio gave the crew a guide on the normal course of their set route. The abnormality of the situation led to questioning whether this changed guide was not an official instruction. Read More →
NEWS Nov 10, 2023 The Christmas Eve Hijacking of 1999: What Happened on Indian Airlines Flight 814? The hijacking of a flight in India became a notable event in the country's aviation history. Indian Airlines Flight 814 (IC 814) was flying an Airbus A300 aircraft from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi on December 24, 1999. Unfortunately, the Indian Airlines flight did not land in Delhi as planned. Read More →
NEWS Sep 03, 2022 Man Hijacks Aircraft, Threatens to Crash into Mississippi Walmart A Mississippi man has stolen and crash-landed a Beechcraft C90A aircraft after threatening to crash it into a nearby Walmart. The man survived the landing and is currently in police custody. Read More →