Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the ‘evolution’ of this phenomenon.
Venezuelan and Cuban American anti-Castro forces bombed a Cuban airline on October 6, 1976 killing all 73 civilians aboard.
The Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE was behind the shootdown of a flight from Jaffna in 1998 in which more than 50 were killed.
After mistaking a New York for a Tel Aviv flight they planned to hijack, Palestinian Black September terrorists killed 3 passengers at an Athens aiport in 1973.
On July 25, 1947 three Romanian army officers took command of a Tara flight from Bucharest to Craiova. Upon arrival all three were arrested.
35 years ago today, Air India flight 182 left the air traffic control radar off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people aboard.
On this day in 1975 bombs went off outside Air Algerie offices in France, causing serious damage. The incident was claimed by the Charles Martel Group.
Today it is really hard to get a bomb on an airplane: this was not always the case.
On this day in 1972 the Japanese Red Army (JRA) engaged in a standoff with Japanese police at a ski resort where the group had taken a woman hostage.
Terrorist attacks on Israel and Israeli interests have been going on for decades and show no signs of going away.