hijack


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Synonyms for hijack

Synonyms for hijack

to compel by pressure or threats

Synonyms for hijack

seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination

seize control of

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To avoid the situation, he sent the email and alerted authorities with a fake flight hijack threat.
Lieutenant Commander of IRGC's Flight Guards Corps Colonel Safar Ali Moussavi said since 1984 his forces had defused 120 hijack attacks, but explained that physical operations on board flights only happened in 20 cases, 12 of which included shootings.
Amato said that while the hijack exposed the "fragility" of security on the flight in question, it did not heighten security concerns for the Pope's trip.
The men involved in the hijack were: Mohammed Safi, 35; Ali Safi, 37; Abdul Shohab, 23; Taimur Shah, 30; Nazamuddin Mohammidy, 29; Abdul Ghayur, 26; Mohammed Kazin, 28; Mohammed Showaib, 28, and Reshad Ahmadi, 19.
Authorities searched it for explosives but found nothing No possible motive for the hijack attempt is yet known.
Chief prosecutor Thomas Haeggstroem said: "In the last days the suspicions against Kerim Chatty have been weakened and there no longer are probable grounds for the suspicion of planning to hijack.
Local newspapers reported Friday that the letter sent from Chennai in southern India and received by a board of airline representatives here said that men under the control of Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden entered Nepal planning to hijack a plane.
JUNE1985 (16 days): Two Lebanese Shi'ite gunmen hijack a TWA flight out of Athens with 153 passengers.
It seems that the French carrier, Air Inter, which had only recently begun a daily flight between Marseille and Algiers, was apparently the target of a second hijacking attempt from the same airport and on the same day as the Air France hijack.
EDT - The motive for the hijack of EgyptAir Flight MS181 seems to have changed as the Cyprus state broadcaster reported that the hijacker asked for the release of female prisoners in Egypt, (http://in.
Mystery hijackings: The Islamic Republic indicates it has foiled six efforts to hijack Iranian flights in mid-air over the last three years.
He also said that his forces have managed to foil several flight hijack attempts and 13 cases of clashes at the airports and aboard planes in the past few years.
12 (Xinhua-ANI): A court in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday sentenced three men to death and another man to life imprisonment after finding them guilty of attempting to hijack an aircraft in June.
Taking serious cognisance of the manner in which the Somali pirates managed to stealthily board and hijack MT Fairchem Bogey from the designated anchorage of Salalah port on Saturday, India's Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) is planning to write to the Oman authorities seeking reasons for a major security lapse that led to the hijack of the ship managed by an Indian firm.
Burney questioned as to where from the pirates are getting sophisticated weapons, which they are using to hijack vessels with crew members on board from open sea while NATOs war ships are there.