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Last updated: 5 June 2020
Datum:dinsdag 19 november 1985
Type:Boeing 737
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:America West Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 58
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 63
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 261
Upon boarding the hijacker presented a ticket with the word "death" written on it. The flight had 58 passengers and 5 crew. The pilot requested that the hijacker be removed. Initially the hijacker got off at the request of an airline supervisor. When the hijacker realized the aircraft's door was being closed behind him, he pushed the supervisor away and ran back on the plane. The hijacker yelled that he was getting on the flight and that he was going to hijack the plane. At the time he was holding a butane cigarette lighter and an electrical plug with a switch. A ramp operator overpowered the hijacker and removed him from the aircraft. He was arrested, charged with air piracy. He was ordered to undergo psychological evaluation.


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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 Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ en Ontario International Airport, CA bedraagt 518 km (324 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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