What are hijackings?

Some articles on hijackings, hijacking:

George Habash - Black September
... In 1970, Habash masterminded the hijackings of four Western airliners over the United States, Europe, the Far East and the Persian Gulf ... Habash was also behind the hijacking of an Air France airliner to Entebbe, Uganda and an attack on Israel's Lod airport in which 27 people were shot to ... The Dawson's Field hijackings of 1970 were instrumental in provoking the Black September crackdown, which came close to destroying the PLO ...
Leila Khaled - The Hijackings
... After this hijacking, and after a now famous picture of her (taken by Eddie Adams) holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a kaffiyeh was widely published, she underwent six plastic surgeries on her nose and ... from Amsterdam to New York City as part of the Dawson's Field hijackings, a series of almost simultaneous hijackings carried out by the PFLP ... The next year, the PFLP abandoned the tactic of hijacking, although splinter movements would continue to hijack airplanes ...
Black September In Jordan - Black September 1970 - Aircraft Hijackings
... On September 7, in the series of Dawson's Field hijackings, three planes were hijacked by PFLP a SwissAir and a TWA that were landed in Azraq area and a Pan Am that was landed in Cairo ... The PFLP announced that the hijackings were intended "to pay special attention to the Palestinian problem" ...