Table 1 - Incidents Against Aviation by Category: 1996-2000

Table 1 - Incidents Against Aviation by Category: 1996-2000

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Category Number of incidents
Hijackings 64
Airport attacks 30
Off-airport facility attacks 13
Attacks on general aviation 13
Commandeerings1 13
Shootings at aircraft 10
Bombings 3

1 Unlike a hijacking, which occurs in flight, a commandeering occurs when the aircraft is on the ground.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security, personal communication, Apr. 18, 2001.