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Hijacking description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 5 May 1972
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Airplane damage: None
Location:at an unknown location (   Unknown country)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE), United States of America
Destination airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA175
Narrative:
The Boeing 727 was hijacked by a man who demanded USD 303.000 ransom and six parachutes. The airplane landed at Washington-Dulles (IAD) where he received the ransom. The flight continued to New Orleans and then to Central America. The hijacker parachuted over Honduras and was later captured.



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Distance from Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA to Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC as the crow flies is 255 km (159 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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