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Hijacking description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 17 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N8925E
C/n / msn: 45840/117
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 73
Airplane damage: None
Location:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA1320
Narrative:
A passenger on board the shuttle service from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) could not pay his fare. He pulled a gun and went to the flight deck. A struggle ensued and the hijacker shot both pilots. He also sustained wounds in the chest himself. The copilot died, but the captain managed to land the plane safely at Boston. The hijacker was arrested by police.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Capt. Cody Diamond (E-mail, 8-4-2010)
» Ludington Daily News - Mar 18, 1970


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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Boston-Logan International Airport, MA as the crow flies is 320 km (200 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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