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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Last night, police said some innocent passengers were claiming to be part of the hijack gang in the hope of getting asylum in Britain.
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.
Col Sugiharto Prapto Waluyo, the commander of base operations at Ngurah Rai said that they seriously treated the initial "hijack" report as something serious so Bali policie, airport officials, and military went to hijack mode although it was later corrected as "huge misunderstanding.
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 hijack in February 2000 resulted in a three-day stand-off at Stansted - and their trial was told the men threatened to murder passengers and crew following detours to Kazakhstan and Moscow.
15am BST and the hijack attempt was 22 minutes after take-off.
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.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The flight guard forces (Air Marshals) of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps have defused several plots hatched by the terrorist ISIL group to hijack the Iranian planes, an IRGC commander revealed on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Virgin Australian passenger sparked an international hijack scare on a plane bound for Bali.
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.
SECURITY agencies have zeroed in on an organisation named Islamic Emirates of Al- Hind that could hijack a plane to secure the release of 26/ 11 accused Mohammad Ajmal Qasab.
ISLAMABAD, 10 June, 2009 (Frontier Star) --Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had made no attempt to hijack former army chief Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf plane and whatever order he had given he had issued in the capacity of prime minister adding therefore, there was no justification in instituting plane hijacking case against the former premier.