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                    [Title] => PAL to fly hijacker's body to Davao today
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DAVAO CITY -- The body of the hijacker of a Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane will be flown here today from Manila on the same type of aircraft from which he jumped to his death last May 25.

The hijacker, Reginald Trance Chua alias Augusto Lakandula, parachuted over Antipolo City in Rizal after divesting the passengers of their money. His body was found in the forest in Real town in Quezon province the following day. [DatePublished] => 2000-06-02 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 88267 [Title] => Hijacker wanted to be a skydiver [Summary] =>

The man who hijacked a Philippine Airlines jet and died after bailing out of the plane with a homemade parachute had dreamed of becoming a skydiver, his brother said yesterday.

"He longed to be a skydiver," Rannie Chua said of his older brother, Reginald. "But he had never jumped before."

Reginald Chua wore a ski mask and swimming goggles and was armed with a grenade and a pistol when he announced he was hijacking the flight Thursday from Davao City to Manila.

He ordered the pilot of the Airbus 330 to turn back to Davao, but when he was told there was not enough fuel, he [DatePublished] => 2000-05-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) ) )

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