Hijackings of airplanes have been one of the favorite ways for terrorists to spread terror, ask for ransom or the release of fellow terrorists. There have been cases of people hijacking a plane just to get rich. Once the plane is in the air and it loses control of the cockpit, a dangerous and urgent situation arises which can make the authorities panic and at the same time catch the attention of the media and scare the hell out of the public. With improved security at airports the number of hijackings have decreased but a few decades ago, hijacking an airplane was very common. Here are the top 10 sensational cases of aircraft hijacking.