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Hijacking description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 5 January 1976
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 211
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 223
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Manila Airport (MNL) (   Philippines)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Flightnumber:JL768
Narrative:
Two hijackers. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Sengo-Haijakku-Zenshi / Kouichi Inasaka, 1997


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Distance from Manila Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 2979 km (1862 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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