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Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:Saturday 20 August 1977
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Salt Lake City, UT (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Destination airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO, United States of America
Flightnumber:WA550
Narrative:
A passenger on Western flight 550 claimed to have a bomb and demanded to be flown to Mexico and numerous other locations. The Boeing 707 finally landed at Salt lake City, Utah, where the hijacker surrendered to authorities.

Classification:
Hijack


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