A ten-hour ordeal for four crew members of a hijacked Quebecair jet airliner ended late Thursday (December 14) night when an armed man surrendered to police after speaking to his father.
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Background: A ten-hour ordeal for four crew members of a hijacked Quebecair jet airliner ended late Thursday (December 14) night when an armed man surrendered to police after speaking to his father.
The hijacker, 21-year-old Larry Stanford, had demand to see his father who was flown to Montreal from Quebec City in a special Government jet.
This drama started earlier in the day when Stanford pointed a rifle at a stewardess aboard the aircraft on an airport tarmac in Newfoundland. He forced the aircraft to fly to Montreal, where he allowed 52 passengers and a stewardess to leave the plane.
He then ordered the aircraft to fly to Ottawa, where it landed for 15 minutes. Stanford then ordered the pilot to return to Montreal saying he wanted to see his father or a psychiatrist.
In Montreal, Stanford kept the pilot, the co-pilot and two stewardesses as hostage in the aircraft in a remote part of the airfield. Just before midnight, he released the hostages, allowing a stewardess to take his rifle. A few minutes later, Stanford, his father and the psychiatrist stepped off the plane. Police then took Stanford into custody.
SYNOPSIS: A hijacker held four crew members at gunpoint aboard a Quebecair jet in Montreal on Thursday night, demanding to speak to his father or a psychiatrist. This airport confrontation began after the hijacker, Larry Maxwell Stanford, hijacked the airliner at an airport in Newfoundland earlier in the day.
Stanford forced the plane to fly to Montreal where he allowed 52 passengers and a stewardess to leave the aircraft. During the flight he had terrorised passengers, waving his rifle at them. He then ordered the plane to fly to Ottawa, but returned to Montreal asking to see his father. The ordeal ended then hours late when the hijacker surrendered to police after speaking with his father.