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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 17 April 1972
Type:Convair CV-880-22-2
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N8802E
C/n / msn: 22-00-7
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Airplane damage: None
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Flightnumber:DL952
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded money. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Chicago Tribune, 18-4-1972


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Distance from Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 1842 km (1151 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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