Position Paper

Crew escape from hijacked aircraft

Feb 20, 2009


At all times in a hijack the safety of the passengers and crew as well as the denial of the aircraft to the hijacker(s) is of paramount importance. The pilot-in-command, who is responsible for the aircraft’s security and has the best overview of the situation, must have the means to react according to the level of risk and the actual situation on board. Any measures taken should enhance his/her ability to assess the situation thoroughly, and if possible bring it under control.