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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Thursday 20 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Kansas City, MO (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Grand Island Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), United States of America
Destination airport:Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE (LNK/KLNK), United States of America
A hijacker pulled a shotgun at Grand Island Airport screening point and diverted a Frontier Boeing 737 plane to Kansas City for refueling.
He ordered the plane to fly to Atlanta. GA, and demanded release of a friend in Atlanta Fulton County Jail. Other demands for $3M ransom, 2 parachutes, 2 pistols, and 2 submachine guns. Hostages were released in Atlanta, and the hijacker shot and killed himself.

» Youngstown Vindicator - Oct 20, 1977


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Grand Island Airport, NE to Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE as the crow flies is 130 km (81 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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