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Last updated: 28 April 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 7 April 1994
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F
Fluggesellschaft:Federal Express
Kennzeichen: N306FE
Werknummer: 48287/409
Baujahr: 1985
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), USA
Flug nach:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), USA
Flugnummer: 705
A FedEx employee was due to be fired for lying on his résumé about his previous flying experience with the United States Navy. He took a jump seat on a regular flight from Memphis (MEM) to San Jose (SJC). He was intending to murder the flight crew with hammers and then to use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx Headquarters in Memphis. He attacked just minutes after takeoff, brutally wounded the flight crew with hammers and fractured the skull of the first officer. A lengthy struggle ensued with the flight engineer and captain. The first officer managed to control the plane as the three others struggled in the cockpit.
By means of extreme aerial manoeuvres meant to keep the attacker off balance, the flight crew eventually succeeded in restraining him. The DC-10 landed safely at Memphis International Airport despite the plane's being loaded with fuel and too heavy to land under normal circumstances.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to San Jose Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2846 km (1779 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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