air piracy

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air piracy

The hijacking or wrongful seizure of an aircraft.

air pirate n.
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air′ pi`racy

the hijacking of an airplane; skyjacking.
air′ pi`rate, n.
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[25/July/2018] SANAA, July 25 (Saba) -- Minister of Transport, Zakaria al-Shami on Wednesday said that the interception of the plane of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday by Saudi-led aggression coalition and enforcing it to land in Jizan Airport is an air piracy. At a press conference held in Sanaa, al-Shami noted that this air piracy is not the first, but it has been preceded by intercepting NSF2 plane of MSF and other relief planes and forcing them to head to Jizan airport.
Jabbari, who now is 51, was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of air piracy by an Israeli court.
Over the next five-and-a-half years, Captain McCain was tortured by North Vietnamese guards seeking to force him to confess his "air piracy"; twice, he tried to commit suicide rather than give in.
Police believe the absence of any emergency call means any hijacking would have most likely been an act of "air piracy" - an inside job involving the pilot or co-pilot, along with members of the crew.
air piracy. (319) Likewise, the continuity between piracy law and direct
Without any evidence of a mechanical failure or pilot error, US investigators are treating the disappearance as a case of air piracy, though it remains unclear by whom, one person said.
In 1971 one of the most bizarre and fascinating cases of air piracy in American aviation history a and currently the ( only unsolved one a was carried out by a man with an alias, wearing a perfectly pressed dark suit and dark sunglasses, with a cigarette in one hand and a bourbon and soda in the other.
Syria denounced the move as air piracy, while Russia said the cargo was radar parts that complied with international law.
Syria labeled the incident "air piracy," and insisted that it was not carrying anything illegal.
Syria denounced the move as air piracy and Russia said the shipment of radar parts complied with international law.
Indeed, the rules that currently apply to maritime piracy can be adapted to air piracy, yielding the following definition: any illegal act of violence or detention, or any act of depredation committed for private ends by the crew(s) of a private aircraft and directed against another aircraft or against persons or property on board such aircraft.
He was warning the West that his downfall would mean turning Libya into a base for extremism, terrorism, immigration and air piracy," he said in his column Mar.