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Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:Thursday 4 July 1968
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: 71
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Flightnumber:TW329
Narrative:
A federal prisoner, escorted by two U.S. marshals, told a flight attendant that there was another man on board carrying a gun and dynamite. He was subdued by both marshals. The claim about the armed passenger was false.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jul 5, 1968


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