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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 21 December 1978
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Marion, IL (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
Destination airport:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Flightnumber:TW541
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded release of prisoners. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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