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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 30 October 1979
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 108
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tijuana (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
A hijacker told flight attendant that he had a plastic bomb in his pocket and demanded to be flown to Mexico City, Mexico. He finally agreed to land to refuel at Tijuana, Mexico, where he deplaned and was apprehended by Mexican authorities. He did not have any explosives.
He claimed he had to leave the country because someone was trying to kill him.



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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to San Diego International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 175 km (109 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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