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Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Juni 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 136
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Chicago, New York, Shannon (   Irland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flugnummer:AA293
Unfallbericht:
A male passenger hijacked American Airlines flight 293. He claimed to have an explosive device and demanded to be taken to Ireland.
The aircraft turned back to New York-JFK Airport, where the hijacker switched to a larger Boeing 707 for the transatlantic flight. The passengers were released in New York.
After landing at Shannon the hijacker surrendered. He appeared to be a Serbian nationalist, free on bond in the United States.

Informationsquelle:
» Youngstown Vindicator - Jun 21, 1979


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 1180 km (737 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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