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Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 21 December 1976
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A United Air Lines employee boarded and hijacked an empty DC-8 on the ground at San Francisco Airport. The hijacker demanded he be provided crew to fly to the East Coast, holding two hostages.
He later surrendered. Superior Court Judge ruled him legally insane.

Classification:
Hijack


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