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Last updated: 27 January 2022
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Datum:donderdag 4 juni 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registratie: N94314
Constructienummer: 20047/675
Bouwjaar: 1968-12-30 (1 year 5 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 58
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:TW486
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» New York Times June 5, 1970


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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 Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ en Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC bedraagt 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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