This article traces the historical development of aerial hijackings internationally and domestically and psychological contributions toward their control. As the U.S. hijacking problem increased, the FAA gathered an interdisciplinary study team to derive controls. Selective boarding gate screening procedures were created which used a behavioral profile to identify high risk passengers of search. A library was established for accumulating all available information on hijackings. This information is used for developing new profiles and deriving tactics to teach airline crews for defense against future hijackers. Tactical training programs were developed, Their usefulness was demonstrated operationally, and they have been distributed to all U.S. and many foreign carriers. A research program continues for upgrading defenses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Human Factors Society Annual Meeting (18th), Huntsville, Alabama, 15-17 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Dailey, J T
    • Pickrel, E W
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 172-175

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM