News In Brief

Two commercial airliners hijacked to Cuba in day

A Delta Airlines Boeing 727, en route from New Orleans to Dallas, was hijacked Wednesday night to Cuba. A lone hijacker was taken immediately into custody at Havana's Jose Marti Airport, a Cuban airport security officer said. The plane and its passengers returned safely to Miami early Thursday morning.

The incident was the second hijacking of a US airliner in 36 hours. A Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737 on a flight from Newark, N.J., to Miami was diverted to Cuba on Tuesday afternoon. The plane returned from Havana less than four hours later.

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.