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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 27 enero 1979
Tipo:Boeing 747
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 131
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UA8
Descripción:
Claiming to have nitroglycerin in her possession, a hijacker demanded that one of four famous personalities read on network television a message she had left at the Los Angeles Airport. After over 6 hours of negotiation at New York (JFK), the hijacker was
separated from her bag which contained the alleged nitroglycerin and was arrested by the FBI negotiator. No explosives were in the
bag. Sentenced by the New York Supreme Court to 5 years probation with psychiatric care.



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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 3948 km (2468 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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