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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 16 Januar 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-300
Fluggesellschaft:America West Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 34
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 39
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), USA
Flug nach:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), USA
Flugnummer:HP727
Unfallbericht:
America West Airlines Flight 727 was hijacked during a flight from Houston, Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada. The hijacker demanded to be flown to Cuba. During the incident, he held a flight attendant hostage and claimed to have an improvised explosive device. The flight was diverted to Austin, Texas, where he was overpowered and taken into custody by local authorities. The "bomb" was a toothpaste container attached to a flashlight.
In July, the hijacker was found guilty in U.S. District Court of air piracy and assaulting a flight attendant; in October, he was ordered to serve at least 20 years of a 24-year prison sentence and to pay nearly $89,500 in restitution.

Informationsquelle:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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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 Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV as the crow flies is 1950 km (1219 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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