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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 4 January 1973
Type:Convair
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Penticton Airport, BC (YYF/CYYF), Canada
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded money and to be taken to North Vietnam. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Penticton Airport, BC as the crow flies is 259 km (162 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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