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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 15 September 1970
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Narrative:
While en route over Salinas, a passenger pulled a handgun and demanded to be flown to North Korea. After landing in San Francisco 35 passengers were released. A security guard, on the plane as a passenger, than drew his gun and shot and injured the hijacker.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 540 km (337 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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