Shootdown

May 19, 2008 - 11:24am

With the final report by a joint Peruvian-U.S. investigation due before the end of last month, conflicting reports are emerging from a variety of sources, most of which place the blame on the pilot of the missionary-operated Cessna 185 shot down by Peruvian military jets on April 20.

September 20, 2006 - 12:22pm

Germany’s highest court last month voided a law adopted last year that allowed the military to shoot down hijacked civilian aircraft. The shootdown law was enacted after a man who stole a small airplane threatened to crash it into a building in Frankfurt. According to an AP report, the court said the law is “incompatible with the fundamental right to life” of innocent passengers.

 
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