Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight on June 16, 1948. Wongyu Man led Chinese bandits who posed as passengers on the flying boat, Miss Macao attempting to take over the flight and kidnapping passengers for ransom. During the flight, shots were fired making the plane crash with Wongyu Man as the sole survivor. He later boasted of the crime to an informer unaware the police taped the conversations.

Date:
      June 16, 1948
Name(s):
      Wongyu Man
Occupation:
      Pilot
Location:
      Hong Kong

Additional Information:

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