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Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
United States v. Yunis
Citation:924 F.2d 1086.
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On June 11, 1985, appellant and four others boarded Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight 402 prior to its departure from Beirut, Lebanon. The hijackers carried military assault rifles, ammunition bandoleers, and hand grenades. Appellant took control of the cockpit and forced the pilot to take off while the other hijackers tied up Jordanian air marshals and held civilian passengers (including two Americans) captive. The hijackers directed the plane be flown to Tunis where a meeting of the Arab League was occurring. The plane was turned away from Tunis. The plane was refueled at and turned away from various other locations during the hijacking before returning to Beirut. There, the hijackers held a press conference demanding that Palestinians leave Lebanon. They then blew up the plane and fled.
An American investigation identified Yunis as the probable leader of the hijacking and the FBI initiated “Operation Goldenrod” in September 1987 in order to arrest Yunis. Undercover agents lured Yunis onto a Yacht in the Mediterranean Sea where he was arrested and eventually taken to Washington, D.C. to be indicted.
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