June 14, 1985 – The Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

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June 14, 1985 – The Hijacking of TWA Flight 847Rate this post At 10:10am local time in Athens, a trademark white-and-red Boeing 727 owned by TransWorld Airlines lifted off the runway bound for Rome carrying 145 passengers and a staff of eight crew. A little more than twenty minutes later, a serene two-hour flight to Rome turned into a nightmare for all on board – one that lasted more than two weeks past June 14, 1985 for some of the hostages. War rages, to some extent, at all times in the Middle East due to the complex issues surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict. The hijacking of TWA Flight 847, though, happened […]