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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Monday 15 September 1975
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
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Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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After raping a woman and attempting to rob a store, a 24-year old gunman took two people hostage, taking them to Reid-Hillview Airport. There he took a security guard hostage and headed towards San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC). There he took two Continental Air Lines mechanics hostage and entered a Boeing 727 parked on the apron. Two hostages managed to escape and after some negotiations, the hijacked was shot and killed by a sharpshooter.



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