Unfallbericht:A passenger on board the shuttle service from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) could not pay his fare. He pulled a gun and went to the flight deck. A struggle ensued and the hijacker shot both pilots. He also sustained wounds in the chest himself. The copilot died, but the captain managed to land the plane safely at Boston. The hijacker was arrested by police.
|Datum:||17 MRZ 1970|
|Flugzeugtyp:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Eastern Air Lines|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 68|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 73 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA|
|Flug nach:||Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA|
» Capt. Cody Diamond (E-mail, 8-4-2010)
» http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mm8NAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NkoDAAAAIBAJ&dq=hijack%20boston&pg=6400%2C4039022Sample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
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 Newark International Airport, NJ to Boston-Logan International Airport, MA as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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.