May 19, 1987 |
Cabin crew members overpowered a hijacker who threatened to blow up their Air New Zealand jumbo jet with dynamite today at Nadi International Airport, airline officials said. They said the pilot, co-pilot and chief engineer rushed the hijacker--an airport employee--while he was negotiating by radio with the control tower. No further details were immediately available. The hijacker, a Fiji Indian, had said he had dynamite strapped to his body.