Violence in the Skies: A History of Aircraft Hijacking and Bombing

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Author: Philip Baum

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 320


How did a Bolivian priest hijack an AeroMexico plane, with a juice can made to look like a bomb, because the flight's date was 09/09/09 (the satanic number 666 turned upside down)? Why did a Germanwings co-pilot lock his captain out of the cockpit in order to deliberately crash an airbus into a mountainside, killing 149 innocent passengers? These and many more examples of hijacking and global aviation crime are exposed in this startling and engrossing collection. In 'Violence in the Skies', aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking crimes in our skies, calling on testimony from hijackers, crew members, passengers and politicians. Beginning with a guerrilla attack on a 1931 flight from Peru and taking us right up to theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Baum explores the details and motivations behind plane sabotage in an account that is as authoritatively comprehensive as it is unforgettably thrilling. Whether you're interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you're an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking. AUTHOR: Philip Baum is an aviation-security consultant and the managing director of Green Light, designing courses for airlines and airports that focus on behavioural analysis. Philip is also editor-in-chief of Aviation Security International, the global trade journal for airport and airline security. He frequently appears on the BBC, Sky and CNN SELLING POINTS: Conspiracy Theories: ISBN 978 1 84953 729 2 which has sold 25,000 copies. Will include the latest information on the recent, high-profile incidents of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 and Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. Whether you're interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you're an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking.
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Author: Philip Baum

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 320


How did a Bolivian priest hijack an AeroMexico plane, with a juice can made to look like a bomb, because the flight's date was 09/09/09 (the satanic number 666 turned upside down)? Why did a Germanwings co-pilot lock his captain out of the cockpit in order to deliberately crash an airbus into a mountainside, killing 149 innocent passengers? These and many more examples of hijacking and global aviation crime are exposed in this startling and engrossing collection. In 'Violence in the Skies', aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking crimes in our skies, calling on testimony from hijackers, crew members, passengers and politicians. Beginning with a guerrilla attack on a 1931 flight from Peru and taking us right up to theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Baum explores the details and motivations behind plane sabotage in an account that is as authoritatively comprehensive as it is unforgettably thrilling. Whether you're interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you're an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking. AUTHOR: Philip Baum is an aviation-security consultant and the managing director of Green Light, designing courses for airlines and airports that focus on behavioural analysis. Philip is also editor-in-chief of Aviation Security International, the global trade journal for airport and airline security. He frequently appears on the BBC, Sky and CNN SELLING POINTS: Conspiracy Theories: ISBN 978 1 84953 729 2 which has sold 25,000 copies. Will include the latest information on the recent, high-profile incidents of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 and Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. Whether you're interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you're an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking.