skyjacking


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sky·jack

 (skī′jăk′)
tr.v. sky·jacked, sky·jack·ing, sky·jacks
To hijack (an aircraft).


sky′jack′er n.
sky′jack′ing n.

skyjacking

(ˈskaɪˌdʒækɪŋ)
n
(Aeronautics) informal a situation in which someone commandeers an aircraft, usually at gunpoint during flight, forcing the pilot to fly somewhere other than to the scheduled destination
Translations

skyjacking

[ˈskaɪdʒækɪŋ] Natraco m aéreo, piratería f aérea
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