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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Donnerstag 4 Juni 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: N94314
Werknummer: 20047/675
Baujahr: 1968-12-30 (1 year 5 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 51
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 58
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), USA
Flug nach:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), USA
A 49-yeard old male passenger hijacked the flight shortly after departure from Phoenix and demanded $100 million.
The plane landed at Washington-Dulles Airport at 15:40 hours local time and remained on the ground for 54 minutes. During that
time, a new pilot arrived, carrying a sack containing $100,000. After takeoff the hijacker realised the sack did not contain the amount he had demanded.
The aircraft returned and landed back at Dulles Airport at 19:05 hours local time. A firetruck blocked the aircraft and the tires were shot. At 19:42 a scuffle ensued and a shot was fired, injuring both the pilot and the hijacker. The hijacker was overpowered.

» New York Times June 5, 1970


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Distance from Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ to Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC as the crow flies is 3121 km (1951 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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