ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-200 registration unknown Saskatoon Airport, SK (YXE)
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Date:Friday 29 November 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Saskatoon Airport, SK (YXE) (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
Destination airport:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG/CYEG), Canada
CP Air Flight 71 was hijacked by a male passenger. He grabbed a flight attendant in the rear galley and threatened her with a knife.
He demanded to be taken to Cyprus but surrendered before the plane landed at Saskatoon Airport, SK (YXE). He was escorted to the terminal building by the captain and arrested by the RCMP.
The hijacker pleaded guilty to exercising control of an aircraft by force, intending to divert it from the original flight plan. He was sentenced to seven years in the federal penitentiary in Prince Albert.



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Distance from Winnipeg International Airport, MB to Edmonton International Airport, AB as the crow flies is 1179 km (737 miles).

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