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Hijacking
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:vendredi 4 janvier 1985
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-235
Compagnie:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Immatriculation: N4746
Numéro de série: 19466/561
Année de Fabrication: 1968-04-05 (16 years 9 months)
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 27
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:PA558
Détails:
A lone female attempted to hijack a Pan Am aircraft at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE). The hijacker proceeded through the deplaning lane of the security checkpoint as an unticketed passenger. Upon being challenged by security personnel, she drew a pistol and pointed it at one of the guards. She then proceeded down the concourse and entered the jetway for Pan Am Flight 558 which had just arrived from Cincinnati and was in the process of deplaning. At the door of the aircraft, the hijacker fired three shots, and wounded a ticket agent who was escorting a mother with a child. Two additional shots were fired and missed police officers as they attempted to board the aircraft. Some of the passengers on board were able to deplane through the rear ventral stairs, however, approximately eight passengers and one crew member were held on board as hostages. The hijacker's initial demand was to go to South America, with Brazil a possible destination. After one hour of negotiations, the hijacker was persuaded to release four of the hostages. After approximately five and one-half hours, an FBI SWAT team stormed the aircraft shooting and wounding the hijacker. In the process, the hijacker shot one member of the SWAT team in the chest, which richocheted off his bullet-proof vest. The remainder of the hostages were released unharmed.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY et Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH est de 353 km (221 miles).

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