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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 January 1977
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 349
Airplane damage: None
Location:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Flightnumber:TW700
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Uganda, claiming he had a grenade. The hijacker was taken down several hours later when he became violent.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to London-Heathrow Airport as the crow flies is 5501 km (3438 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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