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Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:Saturday 12 July 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Manila (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Destination airport:Cebu Airport (CEB/RPVM), Philippines
Narrative:
Waiting until a crewmember opened the door the hijacker entered the cockpit shortly after takeoff and stated he had two confederates aboard who had a bomb. He demanded 6 million U.S. dollars and flight to Libya. He agreed to release all but 10 American passengers. Actually there were no Americans aboard. He demanded that the other passengers be notified that there was a bomb aboard.
The hijacker was told that such an announcement could not be made from the cockpit. When the hijacker left the cockpit to call a flight attendant the crew locked the cockpit door. The aircraft then returned to Manila where Philippine security personnel boarded and took the hijacker Into custody.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Manila International Airport to Cebu Airport as the crow flies is 564 km (352 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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