Accession Number : ADA268014


Title :   Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation. Fiscal Year 1992


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268014.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : Civil aviation overall continued to be the object of numerous criminal acts in 1992, but, in those instances where attacks resulted from factors other than personal motivation, the factors tended to be regional, rather than global, in nature. Accordingly, the geographical distribution of incidents varied widely: from a high of 34 in Europe to a low of 4 in North America. Most criminal acts against civil aviation in Asia were the result of internal ethnic or religious confrontations. These included rocket attacks against airports and aircraft by Afghan guerrillas as well as violence against Air India offices in both Bangladesh and Pakistan by Muslims protesting Hindus' destruction of the mosque in Ayodhya, India. For the first year since 1986, there were no projectile attacks against Narita Airport in Japan, the site of attacks and protests since before its construction even began in 1969. Although contractors and politicians associated with the airport continue to be the targets of leftist radicals, Narita Airport has been eclipsed as an issue by the military, the monarchy, and what the leftists term Japanese economic imperialism. The most significant aviation incident in Asia, the hijacking of a Vietnam Airlines aircraft by a former South Vietnamese Air Force pilot living in the U.S., may not bode well for the future as Vietnamese expatriates attempt to frustrate moves by both U.S. companies and the U.S. government to do business with the regime in Hanoi.


Descriptors :   *CIVIL AVIATION , TERRORISM , BOMBING , AIRCRAFT HIJACKING


Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE