World: Good v. Bad Hijackers

THE two airliner passengers walked hurriedly toward the pilot's cabin, one of them carrying a plastic flight bag. Pointing a rusty revolver at a cable and switch that protruded ominously from his satchel, one of them shouted to the captain: "Change course or I'll press the switch and the plane will blow up!" With a small compass that he carried in his pocket, the hijacker made sure that the plane was really changing direction.

Another skyjacking carried out by Palestinian guerrillas? Not quite. A few minutes after that scene occurred over Czechoslovakia last week, the Prague-bound BAC One-Eleven jetliner flown by Rumania's...

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