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Datum:vrijdag 11 juli 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 64
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), Verenigde Staten
As the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff the hijacker advised the crew he had a bomb in his briefcase and demanded $100,000 and 2 parachutes. The aircraft did not take off. After several hours of negotiations, all but 5 airline employees were released. Later 3 more hostages were re leased in exchange for the 2 parachutes and then the $100,000 was delivered to the hijacker. When he was convinced he could not safely jump from the Boeing 727, he demanded a small aircraft. Upon being advised that the weather conditions for flying were poor he agreed to accept an automobile.
After the automobile was brought to the aircraft, the hijacker and his two hostages deplaned. As they headed toward the automobile the hijacker was apprehended by federal officers.


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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 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA en Portland International Airport, OR bedraagt 207 km (129 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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