Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 27 February 1986
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: None
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber: 348
Narrative:
A TWA flight from Miami to New York was hijacked by a female passenger. She became enraged after being told to put out a cigarette before takeoff from Miami.
While en route she threatened a crew member using a knife. She surrendered the knife to a crew member and was arrested after landing. It appeared she had a history of mental problems.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Feb 28, 1986


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1746 km (1091 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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