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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 5 July 1972
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
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First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Buffalo-Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY (BUF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A 23-year old man took a young girl hostage after stabbing a woman and a man. He fled to the Buffalo International Airport (BUF) were he boarded an empty Boeing 707. He demanded to be flown out of the area, but surrendered after negotiations.

Classification:
Hijack


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