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Last updated: 19 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 4 January 1973
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-640
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Penticton Airport, BC (YYF/CYYF), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft was hijacked the aircraft prior to takeoff. He demanded money ($2 million) and to be taken to North Vietnam.
He was arrested and appeared to have carried two toy guns.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Victoria Daily Colonist January 5, 197


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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Penticton Airport, BC as the crow flies is 259 km (162 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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