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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:Sunday 8 May 1977
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 251
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 266
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Flightnumber:NW22
Narrative:
A 25-year old American passenger hijacked the flight an hour after takeoff by taking another passenger hostage using a razor blade. He demanded to be flown to Moscow.
A flight attendant struck the hijacker with a fire axe. The aircraft then returned to Tokyo.

Classification:
Hijack


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