Although there had been aircraft hijacks going back to the 1920s none of those were recorded as such.
The first recorded aircraft hijack occurred on February 21,1931 in Arequipa,Peru.On that day, Captain Byron Rickards flew his Ford Tri-Motor aircraft from Lima to Arequipa where he was approached on landing by armed revolutionaries wanting the aircraft to distribute propaganda leaflets over the region. Rickards refused to move at all. He was held captive for 10 days and was only released when he agreed to fly one of the revolutionaries back to Lima.
Rickards also had also the dubious honor to be the first Captain to be hijacked twice. On 3 August 1961, Leon Bearden and his son Cody entered the cockpit of Rickard’s Continental Airlines flight preparing to depart from El Paso and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The FBI shot the aircraft’s tyres and the hijackers surrendered.
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One teardrop roles down my face when I see your smile.
I don’t know why because I have never met you.
Yet I feel a profound sadness to know that this smile will never be seen again.
One tear roles down my face when I read you were murdered aged 4 or 5.
Then I realize yo were not the only one. 1.5 million children were murdered by the same ideology or rather idiocracy..
1.5 million tears roll down my face. One tear for each of the innocent lives destroyed by a regime that saw people like me-tall,blonde and blue eyed- as the perfect human being, and that makes me feel sick sometimes.
There are no perfect human beings, we all have our imperfections and that is what makes us unique individuals because none of the imperfections are he same. That uniqueness is our wealth and makes us all equal.
The closest to perfection are those 1.5 million children who were murdered.
Killed by evil idiots. But not in my name. I am one of those tall,blond blue eyed ‘Godlike’ humans that these idiots aspired to become like. The truth is we are the furthest away of a divine creature you could possibly imagine.
You killed 1.5 million of the most divine creatures ever to roam the planet. Divine creatures like Zsuzsa Guttmann who was murdered in Auschwitz Birkenau in 1944.
But not in my name. Never in my name.
Harriëtte Zeeman just another teenager.
But she was more then that.
She was someones’s daughter.
She was someone’s sister.
She was someone’s friend.
She was someone’s student.
She was someone’s neighbor.
She was someone who annoyed people.
She was someone who made people laugh.
She was someone born in Amsterdam.
She was someone’s enemy.
She was someone who was murdered by an evil regime in Auschwitz, on 26 October 1942.
She was someone who was murdered aged 14, the same age as my daughter is now.