Ly Tong in 2006, arriving at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Ly Tong, the Vietnamese folk hero who hijacked planes to fight communism, approaches his final descent

  • In 1992, he released sacks with 50,000 fliers out of the cockpit window over Ho Chi Minh City
  • He parachuted from an emergency exit into a swamp, where the Vietnamese government arrested him two hours later
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Ly Tong in 2006, arriving at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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