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Last updated: 12 June 2021
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 9 abril 1972
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 85
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 92
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:PS942
Descripción:
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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