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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 March 2018
Date:Saturday 27 January 1979
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
A hijacker wanted certain celebrities to read a message on television. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: 1 day.

Plane stormed


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 3948 km (2468 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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