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1. A Family Affair

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On March 8, 1988, a Russian woman tried to turn skyjacking into a family affair. 51 years old, Ninel Ovechkin and ten of her 11 children, aged 9 to 32, attempted to commandeer a Tu 154 flight en route from Irkutsk to Leningrad in an attempt to escape the USSR. The Ovechkins were a family of musicians: the seven sons had formed a jazz band called “The Seven Simeons” and participated in competitions across the country. The crew convinced the family that the plane should be landed in Finland for re…