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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 September 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 24 December 1971
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN (MSP/KMSP), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Flightnumber:NW734
Narrative:
A 25-year old male passenger brandished a .38 caliber snub-nosed revolver five minutes after takeoff from Minneapolis. He held a stewardess at gun point and claimed to have dynamite. He demanded $ 300,000 in cash and parachutes upon arrival at Chicago.
While officials delivered the cash and parachutes, the passengers and crew escaped. The hijacker then tried to shave his beard and tried to pose as a hostage passenger. When this effort failed, he surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 533 km (333 miles).

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