Hijacker Arrested After More Than 40 Years

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 45•42 Oct 14, 2009

Luis Armando Pena Soltren was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday for his role in a 1968 hijacking of a Pan Am flight bound for Puerto Rico. What do you think?

  • “I once took some extra peanuts on a flight out of JFK, but I had the good sense not to go back there."”

    Debbie Schroeder –

  • “This gives me hope that, maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but perhaps 41 years from now, the authorities will find my bike."”

    Marc Shapiro –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Thanks a lot. I had finally managed to forget that day. Now, suddenly, it's November 24, 1968 again, I'm in 7A next to some chatty French tourist, and someone with a pistol is trying to explain to me the difference between Puerto Rico and Cuba."”

    Jordan Gotschall –
    Facing Slitter

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