Hijacked

Hijacked

The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the story of the mid-air heroics of three courageous pilots who stopped a deranged man's attempt to hijack their Federal Express plane, which was en route from Memphis to San Diego, and crash it into a residential area

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The unbelievable true story of three pilots flying a routine Federal Express flight who must call on their inner courage, strength, and ability to stop a bitter, suicidal hijacker from killing them, and thousands of people below.

David Sanders, Jim Tucker, and Andy Peterson had taken off on a regular “out-and-back,” delivering and picking up packages for FedEx’s next-day service. They had one jumpseat passenger, an off-duty colleague who they assumed was simply taking advantage of the FedEx perk allowing virtually all employees to ride the company jets for free. The shock came twenty minutes later.

Before the plane had reached its normal cruising altitude, the lone passenger attacked the pilots with hammers and a spear gun. He’d had his diabolical plan in the works for months: by crashing the plane into the Federal Express Memphis hub, he’d ruin the company, which he felt had treated him unfairly. With superhuman strength fueled by sheer fury, the attacker struck the pilots again and again.

What he didn’t count on was the skill and intelligence of the pilots. While Sanders and Peterson tried to stop the relentless battering, copilot Tucker swung the aircraft into dangerous flight maneuvers in an attempt to literally knock the man off his feet.

In Hijacked, Dave Hirschman vividly re-creates this hair-raising battle of wills, giving each pilot’s point of view and drawing on his own experiences as a pilot to take us inside that fateful day.

 

 

 

 

 



Baker
& Taylor

Recounts the true story of the mid-air heroics of three courageous pilots who stopped a deranged man's attempt to hijack their Federal Express plane, which was en route from Memphis to San Diego, and crash it into a residential area.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688152673
0688152678
Branch Call Number: 364.1552 HIR
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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