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Fecha:viernes 16 marzo 1979
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:Continental Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 95
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:CO62
Shortly after leaving Phoenix, holding his hand in a pocket, a hijacker told a stewardness that he had a "cutter" and that he was taking over the aircraft. He demanded $200,000 in small bills and indicated he wanted to go to Cuba. After landing at Tucson the passengers and all but one flight attendant deplaned. The flight crew escaped through a cockpit window. Security officers communicated with the hijacker via notes viewed through a window in the ventral stair door. FBI agents climbed into the aircraft
through a cockpit window. The stewardess locked herself in a restroom and the police and FBI apprehended the hijacker. He had only a nail file.
The hijacker was found mentally incompetent.


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Distance from Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ to Tucson International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 176 km (110 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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