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Hijacking description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 2 July 1972
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 152
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Flightnumber:PA841
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to North Vietnam. The hijacker was overpowered by the captain and a security guard. The guard shot and killed the hijacker while wrestling him down to the ground.



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Distance from Manila International Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 1602 km (1002 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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