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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 20 januari 1983
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 41
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), Verenigde Staten
Northwest flight NW608 was en route between Seattle/Tacoma, WA and Portland, OR when it was hijacked by a male passenger. The hijacker Informed a flight attendant he had a bomb in a box he was holding and demanded to be flown to Afghanistan. The hijacker agreed to land at Portland, Oregon to refuel, and shortly after landing, negotiations were initiated. While the hijacker was otherwise engaged, federal agents boarded the aircraft through a cockpit window. When confronted, the hijacker threw the box at the agents and one of the agents fired one shot which killed the hijacker. The box was examined and found to contain no explosives.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA en Portland International Airport, OR bedraagt 207 km (129 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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