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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Fecha:lunes 21 noviembre 1983
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operador:Republic Airlines (RC)
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 41
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Chicago, IL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:RC275
A male passenger jumped from his seat and ran to the cockpit area shouting incoherently. He held a small bag and while banging on the cockpit door, he threatened to blow up the plane. After landing at Kalamazoo, he refused to allow passengers to emplane or deplane.
Threatening to kill the pilot, he demanded to talk to various people and that the aircraft be flown to Chicago, IL. While enroute, the hijacker walked down the aisle striking passengers. A passenger struck the hijacker and with the assistance of other passengers subdued him. Upon landing in Chicago the hijacker was taken into custody by law enforcement officials. He has been charged with air piracy.


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, MI as the crow flies is 180 km (112 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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