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The incredible true story of three pilots flying a routine Federal Express flight who must call on their inner courage strength and ability to stop a bitter suicidal hijacker from killing them and thousands of people belowDavid Sanders Jim Tucker and Andy Peterson had taken off on a regular out and back delivering and picking up packages for FedEx's next day service They had one jumpseat passenger an off duty colleague who they assumed was simply taking advantage of. These heroes should be better known But probably because no one actually died they are not well known today But their actions were truly heroic I m glad at least they did receive a reward for their heroism they sure did deserve itRead this good account of the perilous event from which they barely came out alive It s amazing how they worked together in spite of their serious injuries successfully subduing their formidable attacker and safely landing the plane And their subseuent recovery from the injuries is also worth readingAlso along with this book watch the National Geographic episode of Air Emergency titled Suicide Attack It also gives an account of the events including a uite accurate re enactment This book goes into detail of course but the documentary helps to visualize itMy favorite line from both the book and the documentary Please confirm do you still have the situation under control Uh sort of under control Which answer must have puzzled the air traffic controllor yet it accurately sums up the situation at that time

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Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705

K the pilots again and againWhat he didn't count on was the skill and teamwork of the pilots While Sanders and Peterson tried to stop the relentless battering copilot Tucker swung the aircraft into dangerous flight maneuvers in an attempt to literally knock the man off his feetIn Hijacked Dave Hirschman vividly re creates this hair raising battle of wills giving each pilot's point of view and drawing on his own experiences as a pilot to take us inside that fateful da. Shocking thrilling terrifying inspiring Although eclipsed by the magnitude and devastating results of the September 11th attacks the incident of FedEx flight 705 was potentially eually horrific The courage and actions of the three main flight crew under impossible conditions is truly amazing eualled only by the courage and devotion displayed by each man during physical and emotional recovery from life threatening injuries With dignity and humility the pilots give thanks to God for bringing them through the full ordeal They acknowledge the support of loved ones friends and FedEx family in the trying years that followed One comes away inspired by their refusal to succumb to hate for the perpetrator Thank you for sharing this incredible account

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The FedEx perk allowing virtually all employees to ride the company jets for free The shock came twenty minutes later Before the plane had reached its normal cruising altitude the lone passenger attacked the pilots with hammers and a spear gun He'd had his diabolical plan in the works for months by crashing the plane into the Federal Express Memphis hub he'd ruin the company which he felt had treated him unfairly In a relentless and brutal assault the passenger struc. My grandson s favorite word to use is Awesome I think this would describe the writing of this book as well as the heroic actions of the three heros The author takes us directly to the scene and directly into the action The details before during and after the harrowing experience are so smoothly intertwined and blended that the entire book is sort of non stop action while at the same time giving us detailed informationI think the telling event of this whole gruesome business is the fact that all the children of the pilots and their wives are now very successful in their various endeavors In spite of the traumatic events they went through and in spite of the extended long suffering they were able to maintain fairly normal family and parenting skills An awesome example of turning tragedy into a huge triumph Highly recommended


5 thoughts on “Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705

  1. says:

    These heroes should be better known But probably because no one actually died they are not well known today But their actions were truly heroic I’m glad at least they did receive a reward for their heroism they sure did deserve itRead this good account of the perilous event from which they barely came out alive It’s amazing how they worke

  2. says:

    My grandson's favorite word to use is Awesome I think this would describe the writing of this book as well as the heroic actions of the three heros The author takes us directly to the scene and directly into the action The details before during and after the harrowing experience are so smoothly intertwined and blended that the entire book is sort of non stop action while at the same time giving us detailed informationI think the telling ev

  3. says:

    Shocking thrilling terrifying inspiring Although eclipsed by the magnitude and devastating results of the September 11th att

  4. says:

    This book which I purchased on a whim since it was on sale is far better than I expected I was oblivious to the events of A

  5. says:

    This is one of the most gripping real life stories in the commercial aviation field National Geographic also did an excellent documentary of the event The actual radio transmissions can be found on the net and they are spine tingling The fact that these three Fed Ex pilots survived this horrific ordeal albeit with life altering inj