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Hijacking description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 April 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: None
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Albuquerque International Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 91
Narrative:
A Mexican national with a history of psychiatric problems hijacked Frontier Airlines Flight 91 to Los Angeles using an unloaded gun.
At LAX three Spanish-speaking newsmen were allowed on the plane. The hijacker gave a rambling speech in Spanish over radio and television. After that he surrendered.



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Distance from Albuquerque International Airport, NM to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 524 km (328 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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