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Hijacking description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 31 March 1970
Type:Boeing 727-89
Operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: JA8315
C/n / msn: 19139/255
First flight: 1966-04-13 (3 years 12 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 115
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport (FNJ) (   North Korea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan
9 hijackers demanded to be taken to North Korea. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: 4 days.




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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport as the crow flies is 876 km (547 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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