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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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Larnaca International Airport has been closed after the hijacked plane landed there, and other flights will be diverted to Paphos, a city on Cyprus' southwestern coast, Sky News reported.
The head of the IMB's piracy centre in Malaysia, Noel Choong, the pirates who hijacked the Singapore owned tanker, could be part of the same syndicate that hijacked two additional oil tankers of the cost of Togo in August.
Our forces reached the hijacked ship in the shortest time possible and after 48 hours of intensive fighting .
Several officers were hit when the hijacked bus crashed into a police vehicle, but the PSNI said they had no reports of any injuries.
The yacht was hijacked two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by a New York court for the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.
She was hijacked when laying anchor in the Gulf of Aden where the armed pirates forced her to head to Somali coasts.
Donev said that the Somali pirates had not attempted to get in touch with the management of the company yet, and that none of the 15 Bulgarian sailors on board of the hijacked vessel had contacted his family.
A BRITISH cargo ship has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia.
Somali pirates have moved their hijacked supertanker further out to sea after an extremist Islamic group threatened to attack them for seizing a Muslim-owned vessel.
A Sudanese aeroplane has been hijacked shortly after take off from Nyala, the largest town in the country's war-torn Darfur region.
Officials in Turkey have said that a Turkish man who hijacked an aircraft yesterday (3 October) and forced it to fly to Italy is an army deserter who had sought political asylum in Albania.
An Indian Airlines plane was hijacked by Kashmiri militants in 1999 en route from Kathmandu to New Delhi and was taken to the Afghan city of Kandahar.
TWO Slovakian lorry drivers were found tied up by the side of the road after their wagon was hijacked.
But the more relevant question is whether Paul Greengrass' smart, stunning account of the one hijacked plane that did not reach its intended target has anything to say beyond merely recapping the particular details of the events.
Of the undisputed facts, it is known that an airliner was hijacked, that the airliner disappeared, and that the Pentagon suffered severe impact damage following a sufficient interval of time during which the hijacked aircraft could have made its way to Washington.