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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 5 March 1981
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   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:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 72
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded money. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 591 km (369 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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