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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven
Operator:British Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:London-Stansted (STN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Narrative:
A male passenger hijacked the flight shortly after landing at London-Heathrow Airport (LHR). He demanded $230.000 and a parachute. He later change his demands and stated he wanted to fly to Paris, France were he would surrender after 48 hours in which to fulfil an unrevealed purpose.
The flight crew tricked the hijacker in flying to London-Stansted Airport were he was arrested.

Sources:
» Bangor Daily News - Jan 8, 1975


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Distance from Manchester International Airport to London-Heathrow Airport as the crow flies is 240 km (150 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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