SKYJACKINGS: Bombs for Croatia

TWA flight 355 was 95 minutes out of New York City on its way to Chicago when a band of passengers declared to the crew that they had other, meticulously crafted plans for the Boeing 727 and its 92 passengers and crew members. The plane was being skyjacked to advertise independence for Croatia, one of Yugoslavia's six republics and long a region of simmering separatism. Thus began a bizarre and improbable skyjacking, the first to succeed in the U.S. in nearly four years. It was the latest blow struck by Croatian separatists, who have been waging a campaign of...

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