SOURCE: New York Times
At age 12, the historian, with her older sister, was a passenger on a jet hijacked by Palestinian militants. After decades of minimizing the story, her efforts to approach her past as a historian highlight the gaps in documentary records, the contradictory ways memory can fill those gaps, and the varying degrees of distance historians keep from their subjects.
by Greg Bailey
The appalling story of Garrett Brock Trapnell, who hijacked a TWA flight to New York in 1972, helping trigger the installation of metal detectors.