reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel, about a Japanese who commandeers a 747 and crashes it into Congress I think it was.
And that was WW2 internment revenge.
What if the plane has landed, all passengers removed, plane is filled with HE and then is flown directly into an American target, an airbase, carrier etc.
It would be shot down. IF your scenario happened, the plane doesn't become 'invisible'. It will show up on radar. But there could be another hijacking, the first hijacked plane then steals that clearance from the second hijacked plane so ATC wouldn't know and wouldn't respond then....then...
You heard it here first.
Actually, the scene you’re referring to is from the Clancy novel, ‘Debt of Honor”.
The novel centers around a Japanese government that is taken over by war-mongering industrialists. They incite a war...yes, a shooting war...with the US. The bulk of the novel is the story of how we cleaned their clocks both militarily and through cloak-and-dagger stuff.
In the novel, a pilot for Japan Air Lines named Sato loses both a brother and his only son in the war. As a result, he goes a little bonkers and hatches a plan. He gins up a way to fly a 747 to Washington D.C. to exact an ‘honorable’ revenge. He manages to crash the plane into a joint session of Congress, killing everyone, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the entire Supreme Court, and the President and First Lady. The only survivor (because he was on his way to another part of the building) was the newly-sworn-in Vice President, Jack Ryan.
In the novel, a Secret Service person on the roof of the Capitol does manage to fire a Stinger at the aircraft at near point-blank range, and it does take out an engine, but it was too little, too late.
I read that novel. The airliner kills the crappy president and practically all the members of Congress and the US gets the chance for a fresh start without all the entrenched politicians.
Ah yes the book Debt of Honor.
Captain Sato was the character, and he was seeking revenge for seeing his brother’s warship being blown to pieces, as well as finding out his fighter pilot son being killed in the same conflict.
There is more to my theory, but I will resist the "who" and "why" parts right now and try to work on numbers. I'm not trying to be a conspiracy theory nutcase, but when I thought of this and the possibility it could be real, I realized it needed critics to pick it apart and disprove it if possible because those passengers may still be alive. I'm trying to break it myself so fire away.
It seems to me that it would be far easier to scheme to steal an empty plane from an airport (disguised pilots, bribery) than to have to deal with over 200 uncooperative passengers with families and governments trying to find out what happened to them.