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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 13 marzo 1978
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 75
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:Memphis, Denver (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UA696
Descripción:
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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