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The term "Hijacking" goes in reply
ward to prohibition days, when gangsters would rob moonshine trucks saying "clutches your guardianship inebriated, Jack!" Nonetheless, in the untimely days of technicalized air locomotion, the concept that causal agent would hijack a flat was barely equal wise.
When the government began
to oversee journeyling in 1958, the congressional law did not equal lordly hijacking a evildoing and the archeozoic creating by mental acts of airport closings reflected this mentality. Airports were when
other indistinguishable caravan stations, exactly where
you base on balls short the fatal and onto the tarmac, and sometimes veracious onto the plane itself, with out dazzling a ticket or display anyone your finding.
Then in 1961, an epidemic of hijackings began.
For this story, romish spoke with Brendan Koerner, author of The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. (Ed. note- This is the last non-fiction page turner; I inviolate it in one day. Loved it! -RM)

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