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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 20 junio 1979
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 136
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Chicago, New York, Shannon (   Irlanda)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA293
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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