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Last updated: 7 April 2020
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Date:Friday 24 September 1971
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Destination airport:New York (unknown airport), NY, United States of America
Flightnumber:AA124
Narrative:
A female passenger was arrested by sky marshals just before takeoff. She was carrying a handbag containing explosives and a hand gun. She was planning to hijack the plane to demand the release of Black Panther prisoners.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Sep 25, 1971


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