hijacker hijacker  /ˈhaɪ ˌdʒæ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
  2. (n) someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination

Usage(s):

  1. On June 29, 2000, using the alias Isam Mansur, Aziz wired $5000 via Western Union from the United Arab Emirates to hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi in New York City.
  2. The hijacker showed her a briefcase that contained two red cylinders and a tangle of wire.
  3. In a quick pre-dawn raid Japanese police stormed the Boeing 747 where an unidentified hijacker had held 365 hostages for fifteen hours.

News

  1. FBI director, congressional leaders defend data mining

    A top-secret program that collects phone records of Americans is legal, conducted properly and possibly could have helped detect a 9/11 hijacker had it been in place before the 2001 terrorist attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Hawaii man pleads guilty to hijack threats

    HONOLULU -- A Hawaii man is pleading guilty to making a hoax call to the FBI when he falsely reported a possible hijacker was aboard an airplane. Prosecutors say Timothy David Hershman of Kona admitted calling the FBI on Jan. 17 and saying another man was going to hijack a plane headed to Alaska. Authorities determined the other man was aboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Kona to Seattle. Two ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  3. Revenge for fish guts prank motive in hijacking hoax

    A Hawaii man is pleading guilty to making a hoax call to the FBI when he falsely reported a possible hijacker was aboard an Alaska Airlines flight to get revenge on a man he said put fish guts in his truck.  Prosecutors said Timothy David Hershman of Kona admitted calling the FBI on Jan. 17 and saying another man was going to hijack a plane headed to Alaska.  Authorities determined the other man ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

Quotes

  1. Asked by his lawyer why he signed his guilty plea in April as "the 20th hijacker," Moussaoui replied: "Because everybody used to refer to me as the 20th hijacker and it was a bit of fun."
    on Mar 27, 2006 By: Zacarias Moussaoui Source: FOXNews

  2. Mr Sadiq said, "It is not clear whether there is one or more [hijacker], or whether they belong to Abdel Wahid."
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Jafar as-Sadiq Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "The hijacker gave a note to the head steward saying he had a bomb. After that the captain and crew acted in accordance with civil aviation procedure," Kotil told Reuters.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Temel Kotil Source: Reuters

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