Aircraft Hijacking

'Pilot missing after Shandong helicopter hijacked by 20 men'

A helicopter belonging to Hubei Yinyan General Aviation. Photo: screenshot via Weibo.

A helicopter - planning to spray pesticides in China's northern Shandong province - was allegedly hijacked after taking off on Tuesday afternoon, according to witnesses and online accounts.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:46pm

Mainland hits at Taiwan for holding hijackers

TAIWAN'S policy of returning the aircraft but not the hijackers has virtually fostered the crime, a senior Chinese aviation official alleged yesterday.

Chen Guangyi, director of China's Civil Aviation General Administration, urged the Taiwanese Government to abide by the 1990 Quemoy accord on the immediate repatriation of criminals.

29 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Greater vigilance needed

LESS than 24 hours after China committed itself to cracking down on lax airport security, stepping up staff training and reversing the cost-cutting measures blamed for five crashes and nine hijackings this year, another airliner has been commandeered and flown to Taiwan.

The year's 10th skyjack demonstrates the need for action rather than words.

29 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Hijack pact overdue

WHO would have thought even five years ago that relations between Beijing and Taipei would reach the stage where China would agree to hold talks on Taiwanese soil? Yet it has happened. For the first time in 44 years, yesterday mainland and Taiwanese officials sat across from each other at the negotiating table and discussed issues of mutual concern.

19 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Crew's response indicates less aggressive policy

THE airline crew's response to yesterday's incident demonstrates a new, less aggressive mainland policy towards hijackers, an aviation industry source claimed.

7 Apr 1993 - 12:00am