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Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Datum:Montag 13 März 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:United Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 75
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Memphis, Denver (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flug nach:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), USA
Flugnummer:UA696
Unfallbericht:
The airplane was hijacked shortly after leaving San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO). Flight UA696 landed in Oakland to disembark passengers and cabin crew and to take on fuel for Cuba. Clay Thomas (hijacker) panicked and had the flight take off before complete fueling so Flight 696 had to land in Denver for more fuel. The cockpit crew escaped in Denver by jumping from the cockpit windows. The hijacker surrendered after loss of hostages.



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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1086 km (679 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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