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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 26 December 1971
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 90
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA47
Narrative:
A young man with a toy gun and a hunting knife tried to hijack an American Airlines Boeing 707. He was overpowered by two crewmen and two passengers.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Desert Sun, 27 December 1971


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2943 km (1840 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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