Honduran leftists hijack jet; 14 Americans aboard

Three Leftist gunmen hijacked a Honduran commercial airliner with 48 people aboard Wednesday and a US Embassy spokesman said 14 Americans were reported among the hostages. A Tegucigalpa radio station reported two American journalists from NBC were among the hostages aboard the plane.

The plane, on a domestic flight from La Ceiba on the Caribbean Sea to the industrial city of San Pedro Sula, was diverted to the capital of Tegucigalpa, authorities said. The three hijackers identified themselves as members of a leftist group protesting the presence of American, Argentine, and Chilean military advisers in the Central American country.

The hijackers demanded an accounting of ''disappeared'' people and release of an unspecified number of political prisoners, authorities said.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK