This week, we’re covering the bizarre history of a hijacking attempt from 1970. What led nine young men to seize control of JAL Flight 351, and why in the hell did they think that, of all places to take the plane, North Korea was the one to pick?
Takazawa, Koji. Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yogodo Exiles
A retrospective from NK News on the hijacking 50 years later.
New York Times archival coverage of the hijacking.
A New York Times piece on how airplane hijacking went from a common thing to something far rarer.