37th year  -  N° 268                 Sunday, 25 September 2022         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World
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Wednesday 23rd of December 1987

35 years ago

15-year-old hijacker Adalgiso Scioni hijacks KLM Flight 343 Boeing 737 from Amsterdam to Milan with 97 people on board, claiming to have a bomb in his luggage which could be detonated by a control on his wristwatch in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Scioni allowed about 60 passengers to deplane while he negotiated with authorities. He was eventually overpowered by police when he was apparently lured from the aircraft on the pretence of being driven to another aircraft for a flight to New York.