Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 2 June 1972
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:San Francisco, Algiers (   Algeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 701
Narrative:
Change of aircraft at SFO to B720 for flight to Algiers. 2 hijackers demanded money and to be taken to Algeria. Hijackers demands were accepted.

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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1527 km (954 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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