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, Office of Civil Aviation Security, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: 2001), also available at http://cas.faa.gov/crimacts/, as of June 2002.