Here is a good story that re-caps a time when airplane hijackers were just in it for the money.
This guy, called D.B. Cooper, hijacked a plane, got $200,000 then parachuted from the plane over the woods of the Pacific Northwest. He was never found or caught and the story was pretty astounding and appealing on some level to me and the gang I hung around with (we were 19-20 years old at the time).
For your reading pleasure, I have provided below the link to the LA Times story.