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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 24 November 1979
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT/KSAT), United States of America
Destination airport:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA395
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Iran. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from San Antonio International Airport, TX to El Paso International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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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