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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Datum:Freitag 5 Mai 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 55
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:at an unknown location (   Unbekannt Land)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA (ABE/KABE), USA
Flug nach:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), USA
Flugnummer:EA175
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing 727 was hijacked by a man who demanded USD 303.000 ransom and six parachutes. The airplane landed at Washington-Dulles (IAD) where he received the ransom. The flight continued to New Orleans and then to Central America. The hijacker parachuted over Honduras and was later captured.



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Distance from Allentown-Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA to Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC as the crow flies is 255 km (159 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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