The Era of Big Hijacking Is Over
“A man who tried to hijack a Paris-Rome flight and take it to Libya was overpowered by cabin crew during the flight and arrested when the plane arrived in the Italian capital.”
One man armed with only a small knife isn’t much of a hijacking plan. But there was still a time when the crew might very well have acceded to his demands rather than risk injury. That time is over now.
One does wonder, though, why a UNESCO adviser is suddenly trying to hijack a plane and go to Libya. The follow-up stories will be interesting.