Brendan I. Koerner

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of The Skies Belong to Us.

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June 21 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe hijacker who became a heartthrob.
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June 19 2013 7:20 AMSkyjacker of the Day“We’re going to bomb Oak Ridge”: The hijacking that gave us airport security.
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June 17 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayGregory White, the first American air pirate to kill a passenger.
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June 13 2013 8:51 AMSkyjacker of the DayThomas Robinson hijacked a plane to protest Cuba’s emigration policy. He was 16.
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June 11 2013 5:28 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe grenade-wielding-hijacker-turned-SAT-tutor who evaded the authorities for nearly three decades. 
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June 7 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayAnthony Bryant took a plane to Cuba to buy bazookas for the Black Panthers. Fidel Castro wasn’t happy to see him.
Sports Nut
Jan. 19 2007 5:04 PMMy Minute-By-Minute Breakdown of the Colts-Pats Game
Sports Nut
Jan. 17 2007 6:24 PMA Prayer for My Beloved Colts
Politics
Nov. 1 2002 1:28 PMThe Romance of the MonorailThe mass transit technology of Tomorrowland finally reaches today.
Explainer
Oct. 10 2002 5:51 PMWhere do tarot cards come from?
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Oct. 1 2002 5:42 PMWhat's the deal with the bright light you see before dying?
Explainer
July 26 2002 3:45 PMHow do you figure the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth?
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June 20 2013 7:36 AMSkyjacker of the Day“I am trying to save America, to save the whole world, because we are all crazy.”
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June 18 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThis air pirate picked the wrong plane and the wrong captain.
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June 14 2013 8:24 AMSkyjacker of the DayHe had a shotgun, dynamite, a collapsible shovel, a pup tent, candy bars, and a dark-blue parachute. What could go wrong? 
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June 12 2013 8:00 AMSkyjacker of the DayAll Richard Obergfell wanted to do was visit his pen-pal in Italy.
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June 10 2013 7:30 AMSkyjacker of the DayA father and son who were “just fed up” with being Americans.
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June 6 2013 5:44 AMSkyjacker of the DayArthur Gates Barkley believed the IRS had overcharged him by $471.78. So he commandeered a jet and demanded $100 million.
Sports Nut
Jan. 18 2007 5:00 PMWhy the Colts Will Finally Beat the Patriots
Explainer
Nov. 1 2002 3:49 PMHow do you stop a lava flow?
Explainer
Oct. 22 2002 5:24 PMCan you sue a journalist for fraud?
Gizmos
Oct. 9 2002 10:55 AMTiVo, We Hardly Knew YeSorry fans, but it's destined for the ash heap of history.
Explainer
Aug. 16 2002 2:29 PMWhy do companies always file for bankruptcy on Sundays?
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