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Date:Friday 7 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-200
Operator:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 151
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber:PS902
Narrative:
PSA Flight 902 was hijacked 30 minutes after takeoff from San Francisco. A man got up from his seat and drew a sawed-off shotgun, threatening a flight attendant. He was accompanied by a woman, carrying a gun, and a small child.
The aircraft landed at Los Angeles, California where it was refueled. All passengers were allowed to deplane. Next stop was Tampa, Florida, again to refuel. The flight then continued to Havana, Cuba, where the three got off.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 8, 1972


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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 540 km (337 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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