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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 16 januari 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:America West Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 34
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 39
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Austin-Robert Mueller Municipal, TX (AUS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:HP727
Beschrijving:
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.

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» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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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 Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX en Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV bedraagt 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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