hijacking

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  • noun

Synonyms for hijacking

robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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And may we have the courage to support all necessary, reasonable, and moral actions short of indiscriminate war, however long-drawn out, however arduous, that will make suicide bombing, airplane hijacking, and conscious targeting of civilians unthinkable in every corner of the world.
Thanks to the metal detectors we seem to have airplane hijacking under control, but other threats continue to mount.
Chatty's lawyer Nils Uggla said: "He denies that this has anything at all to do with terrorism or airplane hijacking.
Tokyo is also expected to take up issues such as a moratorium of Pyongyang's alleged tests of ballistic missiles, and an extradition of Japanese nationals who were allegedly involved in Japan's first airplane hijacking case in 1970 and now live in the North.
In what became the deadliest airplane hijacking ever, three men, believed to be Ethiopian, commandeered the flight shortly after it took off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on a flight to the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, survivors said.