The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Civil Aviation Security maintains records of aircraft hijackings, bombing attacks, and other significant criminal acts against civil aviation worldwide. These records include actual and attempted hijackings; explosions aboard aircraft, at airports, and at airline offices; and other selected criminal acts against civil aviation. These offenses represent serious threats to the safety of civil aviation and, in those incidents involving U.S. air carriers or facilities outside the United States, are often intended as symbolic attacks against the United States. Hijacking incidents are viewed within the context of the Federal criminal statute (49 USC 1472(B)) which defines air piracy as any seizure or exercise of control, by force or violence or threat of force or violence, or by any form of intimidation, and with wrongful intent, of any aircraft. There is no attempt made in this report to differentiate between an act of air piracy and an attempted act of air piracy. The information contained in this publication is derived from a variety of government and media sources; however, in many cases specific details of a particular incident may not be available, especially those occurring outside the United States. While the Federal Aviation Administration makes every effort to provide complete and accurate information, it is not always possible to verify accounts of some events used in this publication. This edition summarizes events which occurred during 1988 and places the events in perspective within a 5-year period.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1988

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM