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Hijacking description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 7 April 1972
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Unknown country)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber:UA885
Narrative:
Hijacker parachuted near Provo, UT and later captured 1 hijacker demanded money. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1356 km (847 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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