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British pronunciation/skˈaɪdʒak/
American pronunciation/skˈaɪdʒæk/
to skyjack

subject an aircraft to air piracy

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1One of the most personally fulfilling campaigns in my career was for the Greek National Tourist Organization which begged me, in 1985, to somehow contain terminal damage to tourism to Greece, after President Reagan, publicly and nastily, warned Americans to stay clear of the Athens airport because of a skyjacking and hostage-taking in the Middle East.
2As the 1970s wore on airplane hijackings became more brazen, more global, and more extortionist threatening passengers lives for money and then using the planes to escape with a preferred methods of skyjacking.
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