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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 11 juni 1971
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
During the boarding process of TWA flight TW358 at Chicago-O'Hare Airport, a 23-year old male boarded the plane without a ticket.
He brandished a gun and threatened a flight attendant. A passenger who tried to intervene was shot and killed by the hijacker.
The hijacker then demanded to be flown to North Vietnam. The passengers were released and while the plane was being prepared for departure, a Deputy U.S. Marshal climbed aboard through one of the cockpit windows. About 30 minutes after departure he opened the cockpit door after observing the hijacking walking to the back of the plane. He fired at the hijacker who took cover behind a row of seats. After landing the hijacker was arrested.

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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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL en New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY bedraagt 1180 km (737 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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