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Last updated: 22 June 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 9 April 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 85
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 92
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), USA
Flug nach:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), USA
Flugnummer:PS942
Unfallbericht:
A passenger hijacked the flight shortly before arrival at San Diego Airport, California, USA. He demanded four parachutes and $500,000. This was similar to a hijack situation two days earlier when a man parachuted over Utah after receiving $500,000 in ransom.
The man claimed to have a pistol and a hand grenade and communicated to the crew through notes. He agreed to leave the plane to pick up maps and weather information. He was then immediately subdued by FBI agents.



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Distance from Oakland International Airport, CA to San Diego International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 714 km (446 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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