SKYJACKING: A Tale of Two Losers

After interviewing more than 40 skyjackers, Dallas Psychiatrist David G. Hubbard produced a prototypical profile of an insecure, effeminate loner who has probably never seduced a woman. Heinrich VonGeorge, 45, the man who hijacked a Mohawk Airlines propjet last week, scarcely fits that pattern. His motive was not an escape compulsion or an aberrant drive for momentary fame. It was a simple, brutal act of financial desperation.

VonGeorge was the kind of American failure that Theodore Dreiser was born to document. His real name, according to FBI files, was Merlyn La Verne...

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