Flight of no return: How a Cathay Pacific plane became the first hijacked commercial airliner

In 1948, in an audacious plot involving guns, robbery and ransom, a Cathay Pacific plane became the first commercial airliner to be hijacked. It ended in disaster but, as Mark Footer recounts, a remarkable tale eventually emerged.

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Mark Footer

Mark Footer

Mark Footer joined the Post in 1999, having been the magazine and book buyer for Tower Records in Hong Kong. He started on the business desk before moving over to Post Magazine in 2007.