Accused hijacker in 1968 case gets day in court

10/14/2009 |

Luis Armando Peña Soltren pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of air piracy and kidnapping in the 1968 hijacking of Pan American Flight 281. According to a 41-year-old indictment, Soltren and three fellow conspirators stormed the plane's cockpit with guns and knives smuggled on board in a diaper bag, forcing the pilot to fly to Cuba.

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