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Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Date:Thursday 13 May 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11
Operator:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Sendai Airport (SDJ/RJSS), Japan
Narrative:
A 48-yeard old Korean passenger hijacked the aircraft, claiming to have dynamite under his clothes. He wanted to be flown to North Korea. The pilot returned to Haneda Airport, where the hijacker was arrested.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Pacific Stars and Stripes 15 May 1971


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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Sendai Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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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