ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9 registration unknown Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
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Date:Friday 22 February 1974
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
A gunman shot and killed an airport security guard at Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI). He entered Delta Air Lines flight DL523 which was ready for departure. He shot and killed the copilot and shot and wounded the captain. The passengers meanwhile fled the airplane.
Airport police surrounded the plane. A gunfire ensued in which the hijacker was killed.



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Distance from Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 921 km (576 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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