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Last updated: 22 October 2020
Datum:maandag 21 november 1983
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Republic Airlines (RC)
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 36
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 41
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Chicago, IL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI en Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, MI bedraagt 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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