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For the second time in nine days, a skyjacker has demanded passage to New York City. On Feb. 11, a 20-year-old Ethiopian armed with a starter's pistol pirated a Lufthansa jet to J.F.K. Airport, only to be promptly arrested. Last Saturday, a man tentatively identified as an Azeri commandeered a Russian jetliner on a flight from Siberia to St. Petersburg and demanded to be flown to New York. Persuaded to believe that the aircraft did not have enough fuel to cross the Atlantic, the hijacker agreed to stop in Tallinn, Estonia, then Stockholm, Sweden, where he finally surrendered.

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