Trans-American Airlines DC-9, Flight 255 departing from gate 23, Kennedy International Airport, New York for Chicago, carried just under one hundred passengers, a flight crew of five and one dog. More unusually, in the freight hold was over 3,000 lbs of gold bullion valued at over $25,000,000. For security reasons this information was only known to the pilot. And no-one on board knew of the final addition to the plane's cargo: two radio-controlled bombs. One, exploded deliberately in flight as a demostration, was enough to kill outright the co-pilot and an air hostess. After that, the threat of the second was enough to ensure the surviving pilot's obedience to orders. Orders that set in motion the most mercilessly daring skyjack in aviation history.
Original title: Forced Landing
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ A Miscellany
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper